Tory politician suspended after making hot cross bun decorated with ‘Nazi swastika’

The Snapchat image which a Tory councillor claims was photoshopped to include a swastika. Photograph

The Snapchat image which a Tory councillor claims was photoshopped to include a swastika. Photograph: Twitter. - Credit: Archant

A Tory councillor has been suspended from the party after allegedly creating a hot cross bun decorated with a 'Nazi swastika'.

The Snapchat photograph which the Tory councillor claims was photoshopped. Photograph: Twitter.

The Snapchat photograph which the Tory councillor claims was photoshopped. Photograph: Twitter. - Credit: Archant

Lee Mason, former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, was suspended from the Conservatives after posting a Snapchat image of a batch of buns he had produced.

The photograph came to light after a screenshot was sent to local newspaper The News.

The councillor denies that one of the bun depicts a swastika, claiming that the photograph had been photoshopped as part of a smear campaign.

But Mason confirmed he made all of the other buns that appeared in the picture, which include an SNP logo, an expletive, and the word 'sex'.


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He told the newspaper: 'I have not baked a bun with a Nazi symbol. You can see from the picture that is not a Nazi symbol.

'I baked some cakes, yes, but I haven't done a Nazi symbol on any of them. And there's no Nazi symbols there.'

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He added: 'I'm partly bemused, partly offended that I am being got at like this. I don't know what someone's motive is behind it.'

'It's not something that I would find palatable in any way.'


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A spokeswoman for the Portsmouth North Conservative Association said: 'Cllr Lee Mason has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.'

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