Councillor suspended as Labour probe post
Mary Lockhart suggested Mossad were behind Corbyn anti-Semitism attacks
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.”