Labour party ejects jailed peer

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, jailed last week for dangerous driving, has been expelled from the Labour Party. A party spokesman said: “Under the party’s rules, any member who receives a custodial sentence is subject to automatic exclusion”. He is able to reapply to the party after a fixed period of time. Last month he claimed British Jewish students had been recruited to join the Israeli army and should be prosecuted for war crimes.

    Last updated: 4:40pm, March 5 2009