Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has applauded the Liberal Democrat Party for suspending its proposed candidate for Mayor of London after news broke that she had made previously made antisemitic comments.
Marie said: “The antisemitic comments discovered to have been made by Ms Sidhu-Robb, one of the Liberal Democrats’ proposed candidates for the Mayor of London, were despicable. We were heartened, however, to see that within hours of the story breaking, the Party suspended her and made it clear she would not be on the ballot paper.”
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Meanwhile, the Board of Deputies has announced that, together with Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, it will be hosting an event with Sir Ed Davey, leader of the Party, at the Liberal Democrat’s online conference. The event will be open to all members of the community.