The Labour Party has confirmed it has suspended Aysegul Gurbuz, one of their councillors on Luton Borough Council after claims that she supported Adolf Hitler in Twitter posts. The councillor has also resigned from the council and a by-election is expected to be held in due course.
Gurbuz denied making the postings and said:
“It was a joint account I had with my sister so I don’t know if she’s gone out and tweeted that, but I’m absolutely appalled right now”.
Luton Borough Council said in a statement:
“This matter will be referred as a matter of urgency to the council’s independent standards committee to allow a full investigation to take place”.