Backlash on new Tooting and Balham councillor as old video surfaces
By The Editor
20th May 2021 | Local News
A newly elected Bedford-ward councillor is receiving online negativity following the resurfacing of an old video.
The now-deleted video shows Hannah Stanislaus 'ranting' about current Wandsworth Leader Ravi Govindia.
In the video, Cllr Stanislaus states that Ravi is 'BAME in name only' for leading a 'group of all-white people' in Wandsworth Council.
Journalist Jay Beecher released an article with the now-deleted video stating the rant was 'bigoted'.
In response to the backlash, Cllr Stanislaus has said the video was 'circulating from over a year ago' and that she has since 'made amends'.
On May 11th, Hannah Stanislaus released a tweet where she seemed to apologise for the video in question.
The tweet read: "@RaviGovindia1 I am sorry for things that I have said about you in the past.
"I was elected because I am no longer the person I used to be."
Hannah Stainslaus has been contacted by Nub News for comment.