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.

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