A TORY parliamentary candidate with links to Warrington North is under investigation following allegations of anti-Semitism.

Sally-Ann Hart, Richard Short and Lee Anderson – who are each standing in the general election on Thursday – are facing claims relating to their social media use.

Labour has called for the candidates to be suspended.

Mr Short, who stood in Warrington North in 2015, is standing in St Helens South and Whiston in this election.

A Conservative Party spokesman said the party is committed to ‘stamping out the scourge’ of anti-Semitism in society and ‘supporting our Jewish community’.

He added: “These matters are being investigated.

“Discrimination or abuse of any kind is wrong and the Conservative Party takes decisive action to deal with any incidents of hatred, abuse or intimidation.

“Our complaints process is rightly a confidential one but there are a wide range of sanctions to challenge and change behaviour, including conditions to undertake training, periods of suspension and expulsion, and these are applied on a case-by-case basis.”