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Labour suspends three councillors over Israel comments

Labour has suspended three councillors over controversial messages posted on social media, in the latest development in a party row over alleged anti-semitism.

Burnley councillor Shah Hussain; Blackburn with Darwen councillor Salim Mulla; and Nottingham City councillor Ilyas Aziz were all suspended pending investigation.

The suspensions come a day after Jeremy Corbyn claimed Labour is "united" in fighting anti-semitism and all forms of racism at a May Day rally.

The row began last week following the suspension of Labour MP Naz Shah and highly-controversial comments made by Ken Livingstone linking Hitler and Zionism.

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Mann told Livingstone row 'completely inappropriate'

Mann angrily confronted Livingstone in Westminster Credit: Pool

Labour MP John Mann has been told it is "completely inappropriate" to be involved in public rows on television after his bust up with Ken Livingstone earlier today.

It comes after Mann angrily confronted Livingstone in Westminster, calling him a "disgusting racist" and a "Nazi apologist" over comments he made on anti-Semitism.

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