Labour Party branch 'unanimously rejects' resignation of candidate who shared antisemitic tweets

Liam Moore had claimed 'Rothschilds Zionists run Israel and world governments'


A Labour candidate for Liverpool City Council who posted a series of antisemitic tweets has had his offer to resign “unanimously refused”.

Liam Moore, who is due to run in Liverpool’s Norris Green ward, was revealed earlier this week to have posted a number of anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist messages over a period of years, including some using infamous antisemitic tropes.

In one, he claimed that “Rothschilds [sic] Zionists run Israel and world governments”, while in another he criticised “sellouts who would sacrifice a Labour government for their 30 pieces of silver”.

After the Sun reported his remarks, there was widespread condemnation within Labour of Mr Moore's nomination as a candidate.

But on Friday, the Liverpool West Derby constituency Labour Party tweeted that Mr Moore, an evangelical vicar, had offered his resignation but it was "unainmously "refused by members of the party's Norris Green & Croxteth branch.

This means Mr Moore is still due to fight the safe ward seat, which is close to the Liverpool Wavertree constituency of Luciana Berger, who has been the subject of a number of antisemitic online threats.

Shortly after Mr Moore's were first revealed, Wes Streeting, Labour MP for Ilford North, tweeted: “How was this person ever selected?”

Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North, said: “Someone with views like this should not even be in the Labour Party, let alone be selected as a candidate and the party and the leadership need to deal with it immediately.”

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