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Conservative candidate suspended by party

A prospective candidate in the local elections next month has been suspended by the local Conservative group.

Gloria Thienel, a Medway Conservative candidate for Peninsula ward, was suspended from the party yesterday over her social media content, after the allegations were first reported by The Political Medway.

Gloria Thienel. Picture: Twitter.
Gloria Thienel. Picture: Twitter.

Screenshots of her Twitter account show unpleasant content about immigration and Muslims, as well as retweets of similar posts by other users.

The suspension comes too late to remove the political party from beside her name on the ballot papers for the local elections on Thursday.

The full list of candidate’s for Peninsula Ward are:

  • Mohammad AHMAD – Green Party
  • Elizabeth CASTELL – Labour
  • Phil FILMER – Conservative
  • Roy FRESHWATER – UKIP
  • Clive GREGORY – Green Party
  • Sonia HYNER – Green Party
  • Joe MURRAY – Labour
  • Harold OGUNFEMI – Conservative
  • Mick PENDERGAST – Independent
  • Ron SANDS – Independent
  • Chris SPALDING – Independent
  • Gloria THIENEL – Independent
  • Julie WALLACE – Independent
  • Simon WILLIAMS – Labour