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Tory London mayor candidate liked tweets praising Enoch Powell

Susan Hall also seemingly endorsed Islamophobic abuse of Labour rival Sadiq Khan, campaign group reveals

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Susan Hall, the Conservative candidate for London mayor, has liked tweets praising Enoch Powell, as well as some containing Islamophobic abuse towards Sadiq Khan, her Labour opponent, research by a campaign group has shown.

In February 2020, Hall liked a message on Twitter, now formally known as X, praising Powell, a former Conservative minister who became a byword for racism in UK politics after his notorious 1968 speech, which warned that immigration would lead to “rivers of blood”.

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