Former Alison Chabloz ally selected as Labour council candidate

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Former Alison Chabloz ally selected as Labour council candidate

Kasey Carver, a committee member of Glossop Labour Club, was reported to the party’s governance and legal unit last year

Kasey Carver / High Peak Labour
Kasey Carver / High Peak Labour

A former ally of convicted antisemite Alison Chabloz is standing for Labour in the local council election in High Peak, it has been revealed.

Kasey Carver, a committee member of Glossop Labour Club, is seeking to represent St John’s Ward, as first reported by Twitter account Gnasher Jew.

She was reported to the party’s governance and legal unit, as confirmed by local MP Ruth George a year ago.

She has organised fundraising events with the group Glossop for Kids in Gaza in aid of Palestinian children which were attended by Chabloz.

A photo from 2014 shared by Glossop for Kids in Gaza shows Carver with Chabloz and other activists holding up a Palestinian flag at an event.

“I ran those benefits and [Chabloz] sang in one of them and that’s the photograph you refer to. She came to those benefits often,” Carver told Jewish News.

“Then she left the area and then it came to our attention [in 2016] that some of the stuff she was putting out was outrageous antisemitism.”

Screenshots of deleted Facebook posts sent from Carver’s personal account have been widely circulated online.

A Facebook post from 2015 linked back to a blog post published on the website Semitic Controversies and read: “Just looked at the potentially Zionist influence of the BBC.”

Another deleted post linked to a story published in Global Research CA, which suggested Israel backs ISIS.

The post read: “Various indications of Israel support for ISIS in the past but this is looking more convincing.

“If true, just shows what a mixed up and morally reprehensible mess that has been created in Syria.”

Carver said: “I regret that and I have been to antisemitism training then and I am very much more aware of the sensitivity of the [BBC] post and I have apologised.”

She added that she had not intended to promote the view that Israel backs Isis.”Our branch has been put on antisemitism training to make people more aware.”

Labour has been approached for comment.

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