Bristol

Labour candidate guilty of sending homophobic texts

David Bradley
Image caption David Bradley admitted sending 33 abusive texts at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

A Labour parliamentary candidate has been suspended from his party for sending homophobic messages to a gay colleague.

David Bradley admitted sending 33 abusive text messages to Ed Bramall, at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

Mr Bramall was selected as Labour's candidate for the Whitchurch Park seat in Bristol instead of Bradley during this year's local elections.

Bradley will be sentenced on 10 January.

A Labour spokesman said an internal party investigation would take place.

Bradley, 29, of Warmley, Bristol, was the parliamentary candidate for Weston-super-Mare during this year's General Election.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment.

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