Tories investigate three candidates over alleged antisemitism

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The Conservative Party is investigating three parliamentary candidates over allegations of antisemitism.

Labour has called for the trio to be suspended and said Boris Johnson must “answer for the antisemitism being promoted in his name”.

Sally-Ann Hart, who is standing as a Tory candidate in Amber Rudd’s former Hastings and Rye seat, shared a video in 2017 which implied Jewish philanthropist George Soros controls the EU.

St Helens South and Whiston candidate Richard Short questioned in a tweet in 2013 whether journalist Melanie Phillips’s allegiance was to the UK or Israel.

And Lee Anderson, who is running in Ashfield and Eastwood, is said to be an active member of a Facebook group where Soros conspiracies are promoted.

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