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LGBT community condemn Harrow Labour councillor suspended over alleged social media comments

The council is investigating comments said to have been made by Cllr Chika Amadi while LGBT Labour said the posts have 'no place in modern society'

Harrow Civic Centre in Station Road(Image: Harrow Observer)

A Harrow Labour councillor has been suspended after causing outrage on social media as an investigation is launched into alleged comments she made.

Questions were raised over alleged posts by Cllr Chika Amadi, who represents the Edgware ward, after she shared a story from anti-LGBT Christian website LifeSiteNews.

According to Pink News , the story uses a misleading viral photo from seven years ago to claim that Pride parade marchers are "traumatising" little girls with nudity.

Cllr Chika Amadi tweeted in response to a story about Pride marchers(Image: Twitter)

Comments made on Twitter, which are believed to have been deleted, were challenged by LGBT campaigners.

A tweet sent from her account responded: “Evil. If you dare walk naked in front of my child God will give you terrible assignment that will put you to perpetual sleep. Be warned.”

Harrow Labour Party has condemned the views made on her social media on Monday (July 31).

And the Leader of Harrow Council, Sachin Shah, has also spoken out.

Cllr Shah tweeted: "As leader of Harrow Council, I take complaints of homophobic statements very seriously.

"All comments will be fully investigated."

A Harrow Labour spokesman said: “These comments do not reflect the views of Harrow Labour Party, or the Labour Party more widely, and we are very disappointed they have been made.

"Formal disciplinary proceedings have been initiated, and Cllr Amadi has been suspended whilst a full investigation is carried out.”

LGBT Labour condemned the comments as "unacceptable" and said they have "no place in modern society".

They tweeted that they called for her immediate suspension "pending an investigation in to her online actions."

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