Labour’s sweary Tara-Mary apologises for tweets [WARNING: LANGUAGE]
PUBLISHED: 15:05 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 24 April 2018
Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Welwyn Hatfield, Tara-Mary Lyons, has apologised for statements tweeted to her 46.7K followers.
The political website Guido Fawkes has published a picture of a tweet that appears to be from @TaraToGo, the councillor’s Twitter account, saying: “I’m in the mood to beat up Prince William.”
No tweet of that description now shows up in an advanced Twitter search.
Cllr Lyons said to the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I apologise for the language and aggression suggested in the tweets.
“They are inappropriate, unbecoming of a parliamentary candidate, and not representative of who I am.”
The account @TaraToGo has 46,700 followers.
Up until 2016, her tweets included a considerable amount of swearing and dark humour, talking about killing colleagues, punching a “b*tch”, and calling IT workers “dull and annoying”.
Other tweets specialise in the one-liners that Twitter is known for.
Cllr Lyons stood for borough council elections in Haldens in May 2016, and was first elected to her current ward in June 2017.
The Labour Party announced Tara-Mary Lyons as its parliamentary candidate for Welwyn Hatfield on April 15.
She is currently a borough councillor for Hatfield Villages and is also standing there as town councillor in the upcoming elections on May 3.
List of people @TaraToGo tweets have suggested killing:
• Sky Broadband customer service staff
• People who request a read receipt for their email
• People who have “carpe diem” tattoos
• People who claim video games make you violent
• Someone making a drilling sound next door
• Person who got the wrong number at 4am
• Friends and family
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