Thursday 4 March 2021


A councillor has had the Labour whip removed after she boasted of receiving a Covid vaccination privately.  Cllr Jamila Azad posted several photos on her Facebook page showing herself receiving the jab alongside a young woman who is thought to be her daughter.  Private jabs for coronavirus are currently illegal in the UK.

The post has since been deleted, but not before it was screen-captured and distributed online.

Cllr Azad serves on both Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.  The Labour groups leaders on both those councils released the following statement: "Following a recent post on her Facebook account about her Covid-19 vaccination, Councillor Jamila Azad has been suspended by the whips of both the Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council Labour groups, pending further investigation".