BANBURY MP Sir Tony Baldry has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband complaining about a tweet posted by an Oxfordshire councillor.
Labour county councillor for Banbury Calthorpe Mark Cherry’s feed posted a message on social networking website Twitter, which compared the Conservative Party’s employment and housing policy to Nazi Germany’s treatment of the Jews.
Sir Tony, right, said the post “intolerably seeks to trivialise the horrors of the Holocaust” and has asked Mr Miliband whether Mr Cherry should have the Labour whip.
Writing to the Labour leader, the Banbury MP said: “During the 30 years in which I have been a Member of Parliament, I have always sought to treat my political opponents, both in the constituency, and at Westminster, with respect which I hope is mutual.
“I am thus sad that I have to draw to your attention the conduct of a local Labour councillor, conduct that demonstrates lack of tolerance, insensitivity, very bad taste and intolerably seeks to trivialise the Holocaust.”
Mr Cherry, who was elected at last year’s county council elections, told the Oxford Mail his account had been hacked.
He said: “I apologise for any offence caused. It has been dealt with now.”
The Labour Party did not return the Oxford Mail’s call.
Oxfordshire County Council has said it has received no official complaints about Mr Cherry.
- Our top stories:
2:44pm Friday 27th March 2015
A FORMER headteacher due to be sentenced for molesting young boys was the man found dead in the Thames on Tuesday, it has emerged today.
8:59am Friday 27th March 2015
POLICE feared there could be more victims after 10 people were last night in custody after a series of anti-slavery raids.
5:18pm Friday 27th March 2015
A BODY has been found in the River Thames.
Two lanes closed southbound on M40 between Thame and Watlington junctions after car hits central reservation
5:05pm Friday 27th March 2015
ONE person was taken to the John Radcliffe hospital this afternoon after a crash on the M40 closed two lanes of traffic.
4:00pm Friday 27th March 2015
TWO men accused of conspiracy to steal from a city centre jewellers have appeared in Oxford Magistrates' Court.
3:58pm Friday 27th March 2015
A WOMAN was flown to John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries after a car flipped upside down on the M40 near Banbury.
3:50pm Friday 27th March 2015
Francis Habgood has been officially appointed as Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.
2:52pm Friday 27th March 2015
THREE boys have been arrested on suspicion of a series of sexual assaults in Oxford.
1:53pm Friday 27th March 2015
TWO men from Oxford are in custody after being arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference.
10:37am Friday 27th March 2015
A WOMAN has been charged with slavery offences after 10 people were arrested yesterday in a series of dawn raids.
9:10am Friday 27th March 2015
A BICESTER teenager reported missing has been found safe and well, police said this morning.
8:30am Friday 27th March 2015
IF YOU were a fan of Spitting Image you will love a brand new exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum which pokes fun at the great and good.
8:30am Friday 27th March 2015
FANS of Oxford’s most famous princess were out in force yesterday to mark her 40th birthday.
8:00am Friday 27th March 2015
A WATCHDOG committee of the county council has refused to back calls for an independent inquiry in the wake of Operation Bullfinch.