James Forsyth

Labour sack candidate caught up in Twitter scandal

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So much for Jim Murphy's words of support two hours ago, the Labour candidate for Moray Stuart MacLennan has now been sacked. As soon as one saw what MacLennan had tweeted--the desire for a 'slave-grown' banana, the remarks about pensioners and the like--it was clear that MacLennan was going to have to go if this was not to become a major embarrassment for Labour.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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