Haringey Labour activist removed as London Assembly candidate

Preston Tabois was deemed not to meet the threshhold required to stand as a Labour candidate


A Haringey Labour councillor and Unite the Union activist has been removed for the party’s list of London Assembly election candidates following a meeting of a National Executive Committee panel.

The JC understands that at Thursday’s meeting, a panel decided that Preston Tabois should be removed from the London-wide list of candidates on the grounds that his past conduct left him below the threshold required to stand for election.

Mr Tabois has previously faced several complaints over alleged antisemitism including comments involving conspiracy theories and derogatory remarks about Zionism.

The London bus driver  was previously given a suspension from the party over allegations of antisemitism last August. Mr Tabois had said he was devastated by allegations he was an antisemite, and convinced the earlier disciplinary hearing he had not shared a social media post relating to the Holocaust as had been alleged.

At the latest NEC panel hearing, Labour’s regional director recommended to the three person panel that Mr Tabois should be removed as a candidate ahead of the May election. He remains a member of the party.

Meanwhile, another Haringey councillor Noah Tucker has been suspended from Labour – almost immediately after his previous six-month suspension had been lifted.

Cllr Tucker had the whip withdrawn last September over allegations he shared antisemitic content.   After the six-month suspension ended it is understood that Labour acted on new evidence contained in a 19-page dossier.

Cllr Tucker told the Ham&High newspaper earlier this week: “The Labour Party has instructed me not to share any information on this matter with the media.  

“I am hopeful that the Party will conduct a fair and unbiased investigation, which I am confident will clear me of any wrongdoing.  

“Meanwhile I will continue to serve the residents of St Ann’s ward and to defend and support the interests of the people of our borough.” 












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