Coun­cil­lor sus­pended as Labour probe post

Mary Lock­hart sug­gested Mos­sad were be­hind Cor­byn anti-Semitism at­tacks

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - KIERAN AN­DREWS AND CRAIG SMITH

A Fife coun­cil­lor ac­cused of be­ing anti-Semitic has been sus­pended by the Labour Party.

The Courier re­vealed at the week­end that Mary Lock­hart had sug­gested Jewish news­pa­pers crit­i­cis­ing Jeremy Cor­byn’s po­si­tion on anti-Semitism may be work­ing on be­half of the Is­raeli se­cret ser­vice.

For­mer Dun­fermline MP Thomas Docherty com­plained about her com­ments and it was re­vealed last night that she has been sus­pended while an in­ves­ti­ga­tion takes place into the mat­ter.

A Labour spokesper­son said: “All com­plaints about anti-Semitism are fully in­ves­ti­gated in line with our rules and pro­ce­dures and any ap­pro­pri­ate dis­ci­plinary ac­tion is taken.”

Ms Lock­hart said: “Fol­low­ing my sus­pen­sion from the Labour Party to al­low con­sid­er­a­tion of whether or not one of my Face­book posts breached the Labour Party’s rules in re­spect of anti-Semitism, I have deleted the post.”

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