RACHEL Riley has called out a Labour council candidate who shared a petition aiming to silence the Countdown star for speaking out over anti-Semitism.
Laura Eadie posted the link under a tweet by the presenter in which she criticised Jeremy Corbyn and his handling of the scandal.
The teaching assistant — standing in Dartford, Kent — told another poster that she had been looking for the petition.
Rachel then posted screenshots of the exchange and accused Ms Eadie of “sharing a petition set up by an obsessive anti-Semitic racist known for harassing those who speak out, aiming to have me silenced for standing up to it”.
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But the candidate has since deleted her tweets and made her account private.
She said: “It was a silly mistake from me and it wasn’t my intention to hurt anyone.”
Ms Eadie later tweeted to say she is focusing on Thursday’s local elections.
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