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TikTok: Little Brighouse suspended over anti-Semitic clip

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A newly-elected councillor has been suspended from the Welsh Liberal Democrats after allegedly posting an anti-Semitic video on TikTok. Little Brighouse, who identifies as non-binary, won the Disserth and Trecoed with Newbridge ward on Friday. But just days after being elected to Powys council, they will now sit as a non-aligned councillor until an investigation is completed. They declined to comment pending the outcome. Lib Dem apology over tweet calling Tory MP racist Election gains mark turning point, say Lib Dems Lib Dems and Labour in Powys coalition talks It was alleged on political news website Guido Fawkes that Little Brighouse had uploaded a social media clip on TikTok where they are pictured next to a photo of a burning Israeli flag with the anti-Israeli statement "from the river to the sea", in the background, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service. A spokesman for the Liberal Democrats said: "We received a complaint regarding this candidate which has been reviewed under our independent complaints process. "As a result, they have been suspended from the party while the complaint is fully investigated. "The Liberal Democrats have a long and proud record of standing up against anti-Semitism and continue to champion a liberal, tolerant and inclusive society for all." The news comes as the Liberal Democrats hold talks with Labour in Powys on a coalition in the rural mid-Wales county. Following the election result last Friday, Little Brighouse said on Facebook: "Thank you to everyone for the amazing support and encouragement. "And thank you to everyone that put their faith and trust in me with their vote. I am so grateful to you all."