Labour has been beset by further candidate woes after a would-be MP who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at a rally last night made a number of foul-mouthed social media posts against female politicians.
Ian Byrne, who is running in the safe-seat of Liverpool West Derby, shared a message about Baroness Michelle Mone, the founder of underwear brand Ultimo, calling to “hit the c**t where it hurts.”
The post, shared in 2015 on Facebook , then received comments calling for violence against Baroness Mone, and accused her of betraying her working-class roots.
Commenting on a post suggesting Ms McVey was at risk of losing her seat, Byrne called her a “ “b*****d… and soon to be gone”.
Labour would have been aware of his comments since he was was forced to issue a public apology in September after the Mail on Sunday reported he wrote “it can only be a matter of time before Boris Johnson ’s mum comes forward and tells us that she was raped by Jimmy Saville in 1963.”
Byrne won the selection for the safe seat by only two votes with his nomination receiving the backing of Jeremy Corbyn allies John McDonnell, Laura Pidcock and the local Momentum campaign group.
The selection result announcement saw chaotic scenes and demands for a recount.
Byrne apologised for the rape slur against Mr Johnson’s mother, the artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl.
The Liverpool Councillor added that he was “mortified by these posts and deeply and sincerely sorry for the hurt and offence they cause".
He was also forced to apologise for making a joke about the Paralympic Games looking like “a night out in Salford” and for making a homophobic slur.
Elsewhere Haringey Councillor Gideon Bull quit as the party’s candidate after an accusation he made an antisemitic comment to a fellow cabinet colleague.
It was alleged that during a private meeting, he used the antisemitic term ‘Shylock’, a reference to the name of the villainous Jewish moneylender in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
In a statement Mr Bull said it “entirely false” that he directed the term to Jewish councillor Zena Brabazon, deputy leader of the council but a housing decision.
The party's candidate in Gordon, in Aberdeenshire, stepped down after she likened the Israeli state to an "abusive adult".
While the candidate for Pudsey Jane Aitchison compared killing Tony Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu during an excruciating interview with Radio 5Live's Emma Barnett.
Ms Aitchison spoke out as she defended comments made by another of the party's election candidates, Zarah Sultana who was forced to apologise after social media posts emerged in which she said she would celebrate the deaths of Mr Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Elsewhere the party's candidate in Edinburgh South West Frances Hoole
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