The Labour Party have reportedly suspended a Dartford candidate following an investigation into a number of shocking alleged antisemitic social media posts which compare the treatment of Palestinians to the Holocaust.

Jeffrey Froud, the current candidate for Darenth ward for this Thursday's borough elections, was blasted on social media after the posts, which date from 2015 to 2018, were unearthed by a Twitter account which claims to be run by Jewish ex-Labour Party members.

One of the posts, seemingly published on Mr Froud's personal Facebook account, referenced pictures which claim how "Israel treated Palestinians the way Nazis treated Jews" while others made references to the Holocaust.

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Facebook posts allegedly shared on Mr Froud's Facebook page. Credit: @GnasherJew

Speaking to News Shopper, leader of Dartford Labour Jonathan Hawkes confirmed that these posts were being investigated by The Labour Party after being raised by members of the local group.

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"As soon as we saw them, we flagged them up with the Labour Party nationally and they are currently being investigated.

"We have a zero tolerance policy on antisemitism in the Labour party, both nationally and locally.

"It’s the right thing that this investigation takes place," he said.

Mr Hawkes has since confirmed to this reporter that Mr Fraud has been suspended from the party pending that investigation.

Speaking on behalf of Labour Against Antisemitism, an action group aimed at "eradicating antisemitic abuse from within the party", spokesman Euan Phillips has called for Mr Froud to be dismissed from the Labour Party over these posts.

"Jeffrey Froud has allegedly promoted disturbing antisemitic views on social media that any decent British person would find abhorrent. He should be suspended by the Labour Party and expelled as quickly as possible.

"In a week where Jewish people have been murdered in the US, and a Labour member in Brighton has reportedly suggested marching on the local synagogue after a council candidate was suspended for promoting antisemitic views, these revelations are extremely alarming.

"How long before antisemitic views expressed on social media spill into real violence on the streets of the UK?

"It is equally disturbing that the Labour Party decided someone who held these views was a suitable candidate for public office.

"They have had months to check Mr Froud’s social media history, yet our volunteers discovered the evidence against him easily.

"Labour have badly let down the people of Darenth," he said.

News Shopper has approached Mr Froud for a comment.