STEPHANOS Ioannoue, Greek Cypriot Enfield, Southgate councillor shared a racist post on July 20th which has led to his suspension.
Here at Londra Gazete we first published an article just two weeks, as a result of the reaction brought to light by the Turkish speaking community about this racist post by a councillor.
We contacted Enfield Leader of the Conservative Party, Joanne Laban in regards to this racist post.
Laban stated that Ioannou is currently suspended and investigation is ongoing.
Stephanos Ioannou, councillor of a constituency which is constructed of a vast amount of Turkish & Turkish Cypriot people has shared a post of the front page of “The Sun” newspaper which was issued in 1974.
The post shared by Ioannou consisted of the headline “Barbarians” and “Shame on them” which was aimed towards the Turkish troops and administration.
This sharing by the Enfield councillor had attracted the attention and reaction of the Turkish Cypriot community, especially those living in Enfield and Southgate. The post shared by Ioannou was described as inappropriate, biased and racist.
Subsequently, Londra Gazete contacted Enfield Conservative leader and asked whether further action will be taken in regards to the racist post shared by their Southgate councillor.
Conservative leader, Joanne Laban stated: “The Conservative Party takes this very seriously. Cllr Ioannou is currently suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.”