Another Southend-on-Sea Labour candidate has been exposed for controversial tweets, this time implying the US President should be assassinated.
Sean Jones was selected by Southend-on-Sea Labour Party last year to take the Chalkwell seat from the Conservatives on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council during the 2018 local elections.
"Well, it has been a while since there was a good assassination"
On 9th November, 2016, the day #Donald Trump won the 2016 US Presidential Election, the Chalkwell candidate tweeted: "Well, it has been a while since there was a good assassination."
Mr. Jones' tweet regarding President Trump is part of a list of controversial remarks the #Labour candidate has made on the social media site.
Many of his tweets date back to 2012. In November 2012, Mr. Jones wrote: "If he looks like a queer and sounds like a queer, then he's probably a queer."
In July 2013, he tweeted his resentment towards his former girlfriends as they were 'getting hotter' than him.
On 16th June 2016, the Chalkwell candidate tweeted: "Such a shame I have a ginormous c*** #tweetit #bull****."
In November 2016, he wrote: "Hate trying to be a decent guy yet still not enough for relationship material. Pray to God I get my just desserts #nrsright #getf*****yous****."
During December 2016, Mr. Jones admitted that he can be a 'nasty b****' at times.
The Labour activist confessed in April 2017 on Twitter that many tweets he made in the past are 'gold dust'. He refused to declare whether he would delete them since becoming a candidate.
He also insulted President Trump's weight when he tweeted: "I hate to body shame people, but I love watching Trump rallies simply for the fat arm on display. It's akin to watching pimple extractions."
"He tweeted in October 2017 that he would like to reintroduce flogging into law"
He tweeted in October 2017 that he would like to reintroduce flogging into law.
On 22nd December 2017, he tweeted: "Dunno how girls get such good basic b**** photos at winter wonderland. My missus and I couldn't move for s*** in the crowds today, let alone take a selfie.... at least she didn't wanna buy the overpriced tat there #keeper."
That same month, he also wrote that "slutty girls on a night out" are able to stay warmer than he is.
Councillor James Courtenay, Executive Councillor for Children and Learning on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, told Blasting News: "Disappointing comments from someone who shows us all how we need to think before we type, as well as speak, in the twenty-first century.
"I'm sure Sean didn't mean these comments and whilst I'm keen to encourage young people to get involved in politics at all levels, it does require a certain level of maturity.
It would appear Sean needs that maturity quickly!
"The people of Southend deserve better"
"This is another example of Southend Labour not undertaking research before selecting candidates. something which seems to be happening more and more these days. They are the main opposition in Southend and they need to remember that and select well. The people of Southend deserve better."
Sean Jones was approached for a response to these allegations by Blasting News, but he refused to comment.
Southend-on-Sea #Labour Party had to suspend another candidate in December 2017 for making controversial comments. Daniel Cowan, the former Labour candidate for the Blenheim Park ward, was suspended after Essex Police received an anonymous tip-off about homophobic and racist remarks on his Goonersphere.com website.
Goonersphere.com was created by Mr. Cowan for Arsenal FC fans. Its podcasts discuss football matters related to the club.
On one podcast, the former Labour candidate said he would like to 'f***' Tottenham FC's manager, Maurcio Pochettino. He also said having sex with the Tottenham manager would entitle him to 'bragging rights.'
Mr. Cowan also said Piers Morgan can be blamed for Arsenal's problems and described him as a c***.
He also called a guest speaker, referred to as 'Dan', as his 'token brown friend.'