Gulzabeen Afsar, candidate for a local council in Derby, made the comment on her Facebook page: I’ll never back Miliband ‘the Jew’. After someone suggested that she should show Miliband more respect Afsar added: “Nah bro! Never ever will I drop that low and support the Al Yahud (Jew in Arabic) Lol.”
A Conservative party spokesman said in response that “Her comment was offensive and wrong. She has removed it and apologized.”
A spokesman for Labor in Derby told the Jewish News: “With antisemitism on the rise across Europe it is abhorrent and terrifying that a prospective Conservative politician would say something like this.”
Jay Stoll of the Jewish LEadership Council called the comments “unacceptable” and urged authorities to “investigate this matter swiftly.”
According to a recent poll, the Jewish voters in Britain intend to cast their ballots overwhelmingly for the Conservative Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
A poll released earlier and conducted by The Jewish Chronicle found that Jewish voters intend to support the party of incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron by a margin of 56% to 18% for Labor, with 12.5% undecided and roughly 2% each going to the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party. The margin climbed to 69% Conservative to 23% Labor when those who refused to respond or were undecided were eliminated from the results.