Bradford MP criticised for Gaza Twitter comments

Bradford MP David Ward has been criticised for tweets made about Gaza and Israel. The Liberal Democrats say they expect him to be disciplined.

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Party 'utterly condemn' MP's tweets

The Liberal Democrats have moved to distance themselves from comments made by one of their MPs regarding Israel and Gaza.

Bradford MP David Ward provoked outrage on Twitter after comments last night which he has since apologised for.

A party spokesperson said they "utterly condemn" his remarks:

Nick Clegg has been at the forefront of calling for peace in Israel and Gaza. We utterly condemn David Ward’s comments, they are not representative of the Liberal Democrats. The party takes this matter very seriously and will treat it as a disciplinary issue.

– Liberal Democrat spokesperson

The party has also distanced itself from comments by former Liberal Democrat MEP Ed McMillan-Scott in support of Mr Ward which criticised the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Chronicle:

The Liberal Democrats have the utmost respect for the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Chronicle and do not endorse these comments in anyway.

– Liberal Democrat spokesperson

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