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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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Naz Shah quits Home Affairs Select Committee role

Naz Shah Credit: PA

Naz Shah, the Labour MP suspended from the party amid accusations of anti-Semitism, has stepped down from the Home Affairs Select Committee.

The Labour MP quit her position as aide to the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell last week after apologising for endorsing a social media post that Israelis should be transported to New York.

The influential committee was already due to investigate antisemitism in the UK.

It also confirmed that David Cameron, Ken Livingstone and Jeremy Corbyn will all be called to give evidence on anti-Semitism in UK.

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