Former Deputy Police Commissioner suspended from Conservative party candidate list (From Watford Observer)
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Former Deputy Police Commissioner Rachel Frosh suspended from Conservative party candidate list
2:50pm Friday 15th February 2013 in News
Hertfordshire’s former Deputy Police Crime Commissioner has been suspended from the Conservative party candidate list after retweeting an Adolf Hitler quote.
Rachel Frosh stepped down from her £20,000, two-day a year role on Wednesday after being roundly criticised for retweeting a post which drew a parallel between Hitler’s National Socialist Party and modern day socialists.
Writing on her blog this morning, she announced her suspension by Conservative Central Headquarters (CCHQ):
"In regard to the Conservative Party, they have done the right thing. "I wouldn’t have used those words personally, and if I’d applied the brain more I probably wouldn’t have done a retweet but a reply instead.
"A retweet isn’t an endorsement - and I wasn’t endorsing his quote, but the discussion point that in 1927 Hitler was calling his party socialist.
"CCHQ are right to suspend me from the candidates list (I’m still a loyal member), pending finding the out all the facts.
"The Party should be sensitive on issues like this. I would rather they over-react than under react."
Dr Frosh added that she expects to be re-instated once the party review her actions.