George Stoakley: Tory council hopeful suspended over ‘Jew in an attic’ tweet

Tory candidate suspended over ‘sweating like a Jew in an attic’ tweet

A Tory candidate has been suspended pending an investigation over a tweet in which said he was “sweating like a Jew in an attic.”

George Stoakley, who was to stand as a candidate in Fen Ditton & Fulbourn in Cambridgeshire in next week’s local elections, made the comment in 2013.

The tweet has since been deleted and his Twitter account made private.

Tweets on the account of Mr Stoakley, now 23, joked that Aids was just “weaponised semen”, and used the word “faggot.”

Another tweet read: “I wouldn’t mind having Jeremy Kyle’s job, shouting at chavs all day doesn’t sound too bad.”

He also branded a girl a “faggot” for using Snapchat to film the X Factor final.

In another tweet he said he would like to have Jeremy Kyle’s job so he could “shout at chavs all day”.

Stoakley, who describes himself as a “Libertarian Conservative” has since protected his Twitter account from being seen in public.

A Conservative spokesman said: “George Stoakley has been suspended and an investigation is underway”.

Brandon Lewis, the Tory party chairman, today warned his local candidates the “difference between winning and losing is a handful of votes”.

Writing on Conservative Home, he said: “Every weekend I post pictures on social media of activists across the country campaigning day and night, in the snow and the sun, to win votes.

“A few extra hours this evening, this weekend, and on Thursday could be the difference between winning a seat, or a ward, or a council.”

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