Tory candidate ‘sickened’ after election poster vandalised with swastikas
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Tory candidate ‘sickened’ after election poster vandalised with swastikas

Conservative Friends of Israel member Sheryll Murray condemned the Nazi symbol being cut into her election material

Nazi swastikas have been daubed on the posters of Conservative General Election candidate Sheryll Murray in Cornwall. 

Photo credit: Conservative Party/PA Wire
Nazi swastikas have been daubed on the posters of Conservative General Election candidate Sheryll Murray in Cornwall. Photo credit: Conservative Party/PA Wire

Nazi swastikas have been daubed on the posters of a Conservative General Election candidate.

Sheryll Murray, who is standing for re-election for South East Cornwall, condemned the attack and said she was “sickened”.

Mrs Murray, who is a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel group in Parliament, is also a supporter of Holocaust Memorial Day and has visited the Auschwitz concentration camp.

“I am sickened by this attack on my posters which was signed with a swastika,” she said.

“This symbol is incredibly offensive to both Jews who lost so many and the British who stood firm against its tyranny.”

Mrs Murray’s election agent, Bob Davidson, said: “This is clearly an attack from a group who despise Sheryll’s longstanding support for the Jewish community.

“The posters were cut with a sharp implement so clearly they went prepared with something that could also be used as a weapon.”

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed to Jewish News the incident had been reported as criminal damage.

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