SCOTTISH Labour ’s General Election campaign was in chaos last night after they were forced to ditch two of their candidates. Incredibly, it now means the party have lost three of their candidates in less than a fortnight.

On Wednesday night, the party moved to deselect Frances Hoole in a row over a “threatening” tweet about her rival in Edinburgh South West, the SNP’s Joanna Cherry.

And last night Kate Ramsden, Labour’s General Election candidate in Gordon, quit after it emerged she likened Israel’s government to a child abuser.

Last week, Hoole shared a crudely mocked picture of her holding a bottle of Cillit Bang pointing towards a decapitated Cherry, with the words “Bang and the Terf is gone”.

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Cherry shared the image, tweeting: “Earlier this year I received a death threat & a storm of misogynistic abuse for defending #womensrights. The @scottishlabour candidate standing against me in #EdinburghSouthWest thinks it’s funny. I hope she will apologise & engage in respectful debate #GE19.”

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Following the outrage Hoole, who was a graduate of Labour’s Jo Cox leadership programme, deleted the tweet, saying she didn’t “perceive” the image as a threat. When The National asked Labour boss Richard Leonard on Wednesday if he thought Terf was an acceptable term for a candidate to use, he replied “No”.

A few hours later the party’s Executive Committee decided to remove her as the candidate.

In a blog post uncovered by the Jewish Chronicle, Ramsden wrote: “To me the Israeli state is like an abused child who becomes an abusive adult.”

The paper said she added: “Like child abuse it has to stop... as we intervene with child abusers the international community needs to intervene with Israel.”

She also reportedly alleged that anti-Semitism claims against Jeremy Corbyn were “orchestrated by the wealthy establishment”.

Last month the party deselected Bill Curran in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. He claimed Labour had been “too apologetic” on anti-Semitism.