Tory election candidate suspended over Twitter history of police slurs, ...

Tory election candidate suspended over Twitter history of police slurs, hardcore pornography and boasts about drug taking while in an army unit that guards the Queen Conservatives have launched a probe into Lloyd Widdup ahead of May election He was standing for election to Nottingham County Council for West Worksop Shared post calling the police as 'bacon' and claimed to have taken meow meow 

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 11:19 BST, 23 April 2021 | Updated: 11:19 BST, 23 April 2021

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A Conservative election candidate has been suspended over online slurs about the police and boasts of taking drugs while a soldier in an elite unit that guards the Queen.

The Conservatives have launched a probe into Lloyd Widdup after his Twitter history also revealed a series of hardcore pornographic posts, along with images of him in uniform with the Grenadier Guards.

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Mr Widdup, who is standing for election to Nottinghamshire County Council, shared a post referring to the police as 'bacon' and joked about them being 'pigs' in another.

He also boasted of being 'on a mephadrone high', of wanting a 'jazz fag' - a common synonym for cannabis - and of relieving his boredom by masturbating. It is understood some of the posts were made when he was aged under 18.

Labour had demand an investigation into how he was chosen as a candidate for Worksop West in in the former Red Wall area of Bassetlaw, Notts. 

After the posts were shown to the Conservative Party, a spokeswoman told MailOnline: 'Lloyd Widdup has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.'  

Mr Widdup in a Tory election video

Mr Widdup posted pictures of himself in uniform on the Twitter account

Lloyd Widdup in a campaign video for the Conservatives (left) and right (in Grenadier Guards uniform in an image posted to the Twitter account

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