Jeremy Corbyn fans pose on WAR MEMORIAL in Croydon Central election scandal

Sarah Jones, Labour’s candidate in Croydon Central has been snapped posing with activists who climbed onto the Woodside war memorial in an election publicity stunt

by the commentator on 7 May 2017 20:27


Labour’s campaign in Croydon Central was in crisis last night after its parliamentary candidate was snapped posing with activists who climbed onto a war memorial to honour local people who died in the First World War.

Sarah Jones, who lost out by just 165 votes in the last election, was photographed with dozens of Labour activists climbing over the sacred Woodside memorial in Croydon, which was built to commemorate those who sacrificed themselves in the First World War.

The news will raise fresh questions about the Labour Party’s lack of respect for British values, following Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to sing the national anthem at the Battle of Britain Service in 2015. Corybn has also been criticised for calling Osama Bin Laden's death a 'tragedy' whilst has shadow chancellor has praised 'the ballot, bullets and the bombs' used by the IRA. 

The image of Jones on the war memorial was first tweeted on Saturday May 6 by Croydon Momentum – the local branch of the controversial group which helped get Jeremy Corbyn elected. 

The famous Woodside memorial, which is made from Portland stone, is inscribed with the words, “To the undying memory of the 318 men of Woodside who fell in the Great War.”

Sarah Jones is standing against local Conservative candidate Gavin Barwell in what is expected to be a tightly fought race. 

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