THE ‘Just Bomb Bristol’ candidate has been suspended by Eastbourne Tories.

Council candidate Stephen Halbhuber tweeted “Just bomb Bristol” in reply to a video showing a protest in the city.

Mr Halbhuber was the Conservative Party candidate for the St Anthony’s Ward in Eastbourne, with local elections on the town due to take place on May 6.

A spokesperson for the party said, “The comments by Stephen were completely unacceptable. We welcome his apology, and would like to apologise for any offence caused by the comments.

“He has decided to stand down as a candidate in the upcoming county council elections.

“His membership has been suspended whilst an investigation into his comments takes place.”