Apsana Begum, who shared ‘Zionist masters’ post, wins Poplar and Limehouse
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Apsana Begum, who shared ‘Zionist masters’ post, wins Poplar and Limehouse

The newly-elected MP won 63.1 percent of the vote in Jim Fitzpatrick’s former seat

Apsana Begum addressing the vote count (credit: Delfina Mocorrea and Melina Havoutis / YouTube)
Apsana Begum addressing the vote count (credit: Delfina Mocorrea and Melina Havoutis / YouTube)

Apsana Begum, who previously faced accusations of antisemitism, has won the Poplar and Limehouse seat.

The newly-elected MP faced criticism after it was reported that she shared material on social media in 2017 referring to “Zionist masters.”

“The original poster used words that were inappropriate and I wouldn’t use them myself. I’m committed to fighting antisemitism both inside the Labour Party and in wider society,” she later said, according to The Telegraph.

Begum won 63.1 percent of the vote in Jim Fitzpatrick’s former seat, defeating her Conservative rival Sheun Oke, who won 9,756 votes.

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