Jeremy Corbyn has said he has “full confidence” in Mr Fisher.

Mr Fisher’s appointment is one of a number to Mr Corbyn’s close circle that have proved controversial among Labour MPs.

The economist and former trade union official posted a tweet in August 2014, which has since been deleted, saying “if you live in Croydon South, vote with dignity, vote @campaignbeard” – the Twitter name of the Class War party candidate.

Class War, an anarchist group, has suggested that there is “no difference” between any of the Westminster parties.

Labour’s official candidate in Croydon South, Emily Benn, granddaughter of Mr Corbyn’s political mentor Tony Benn, lodged a formal complaint about the tweet.

Mr Fisher, who has deleted his Twitter account, also reportedly posted messages attacking former leader Ed Miliband’s front bench and celebrating ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls losing his seat at the general election.

Source: Corbyn aide Andrew Fisher suspended by Labour Party – BBC News

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