Labour civil war as Starmer urged to axe anti-Brexit candidate for Hartlepool
Richard Tice says he is considering standing in Hartlepool
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Labour’s candidate to defend Hartlepool in an upcoming by-election has apologised for his past “inappropriate” tweets, including one about “a favourite Tory milf”. Dr Paul Williams said on Friday that he “wouldn’t dream of making comments like this now” after the decade-old messages came to light. But Baroness Chakrabarti has urged Keir Starmer to change the candidate immediately.
Asked whether Dr Williams is an “inappropriate candidate” for Labour, told BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions: “I’ve been very clear in the past about Donald Trump and the sort of stuff he’s tweeted.
“There’s a particular misogynistic, obscene tweet from this candidate that I was only made aware of this evening after the BBC reported it.
“Completely unacceptable, misogynistic, abusive.
“We need to change that candidate immediately.”
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