A hard left Labour activist forced the cancellation of a Conservative Association dinner with the threat of “bomb scares”. Peter Ward, who previously worked as an aide to former Batley and Spen Labour MP Mike Wood, made the sick warning on social media. Ward wrote:
“Sounds like a good night for bomb scares. What about contacting the firms who supply this catering outfit? Lots of scope for a fun event.”
The threat was one in a series which led to the cancellation of the Dewsbury County Conservative Association dinner, due to be held at the National Coal Mining Museum in March. The owner of the catering firm involved said police were forced to patrol his premises and home following a wave of vile hard left intimidation. Guido has contacted the Labour Party for comment. Will Labour take action against their bomb scare activist?
UPDATE: Peter Ward has issued an apology:
“Recently I made a stupid remark on Facebook with regard to a Conservative party fundraiser at the National Coal Miners Museum, the comment has today been published in the Dewsbury Press. I meant the comment as a joke but realise that it was an unacceptable thing to joke about. I apologise unreservedly.”
A Labour Party spokesperson said:
“Peter Ward has apologised for a crass and insensitive remark and realises it was an unacceptable thing to say. He has been reminded of his responsibilities as a Labour Party member and warned about his future conduct.”