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Election candidate suspended for fake viagra & tobacco conviction

Satnam Singh was hoping to join Bristol City Council Credit: ITV News

An election candidate for Bristol City Council has been suspended by the Labour party after it emerged he had convictions for selling illegal tobacco and drugs.

Satnam Singh was standing for Labour in Clifton Down in the upcoming local elections.

Two years ago he was fined nearly £4,000 for trading in smuggled tobacco and Viagra tablets. The Labour party say he failed to inform them of his convictions when applying to become a candidate:

“Satnam Singh has been suspended from the Labour Party.

Mr Singh did not inform the Labour Party of his convictions on applying to become a candidate. We took immediate action as soon as this came to light”

– Labour spokesperson

Take a look at the original story here: Trader fined for selling fake tobacco and illegal Viagra