” Nasreen Khan has been removed from Labour’s panel of approved candidates.”

A FORMER Respect activist who hoped to be selected as Labour’s candidate to fight the local elections in the safe seat of Little Horton has been barred from seeking office for the Party.

On Wednesday night the Party re-interviewed Council hopeful Nasreen Khan in the wake of a national furore over her anti-Semitic comments.

She made the comments on Facebook five years ago and has since apologised for them.

But after the Telegraph & Argus last week exclusively revealed she had made a shortlist for nomination as a candidate in next year’s local elections, the party once again found itself facing accusations of failing to deal with anti-Semitism.

 

On Wednesday evening a Labour party spokesperson said: “Following an investigation, Nasreen Khan has been removed from Labour’s panel of approved candidates in Bradford. Labour condemns all anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms.”

 Telegraph and Argus.

Some reports indicate that she withdrew before she could be ‘removed’.

Update, the BBC has finally got hold of the news.