Labour suspends Press TV employee after Joan Ryan no confidence vote filmed
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Labour suspends Press TV employee after Joan Ryan no confidence vote filmed

Iranian state broadcaster's Robert Carter is investigated by the party over the live filming and tweeting of a no confidence motion in Enfield North

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Joan Ryan MP
Joan Ryan MP

A man who works for Iran’s state-sponsored broadcaster, Press TV, has been suspended by the Labour Party.

The move came after Labour fury over the live filming and tweeting of a meeting of Enfield North Constituency Labour Party last week, in which the MP Joan Ryan was facing a vote of no confidence.

Robert Carter is also a member of the Labour Party and allegedly used his membership to enter the meeting and film the debate, which is forbidden under party rules. All working journalists and film crews were banned from the event, in which Ms Ryan, parliamentary chair of the Labour Friends of Israel, narrowly lost the vote by 97 votes to 95.

Although Labour said it would not comment on individual cases, the Jewish News has confirmed Robert Carter’s suspension.

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