Ralf Little ‘suspended’ from Twitter for mocking the Conservative Party following the ITV leaders’ debate

Ralf Little says he has been suspended from Twitter after changing his name to mock the Conservative Party over the leaders’ debate.

The Royle Family actor edited his profile shortly after Tuesday night’s leaders’ debate on ITV - mimicking the party’s own rebranding to ‘FactCheckUK’.

CCHQ caused an outcry after masquerading as a fact checking page during the hour-long debate which saw Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head to head.

In response, a number of famous faces changed their profiles to mock the Tories, including Ralf, 39.

He changed his name to 'Conservative Press Orifice' and the description to 'Not a fact checker. Or the Conservative Press Office'.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn answer questions during the ITV Leaders Debate

But it seems his actions have not gone without punishment - LBC presenter James O'Brien today tweeted a message from Ralf, who claims he has been locked out of the social media platform.

Dominic Raab is interviewed by Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast

The radio host said: “A message from @RalfLittle:

Just been logged out of my twitter account without explanation. Assume I’ve been suspended. Which is fine. But only if the @CCHQPress account is suspended for the same thing. Please continue to press the issue with twitter in my absence.

Ralf x”

Ralf Little says he has been suspended from Twitter for changing his profile

The account itself still appears when you search for it, holding the profile name and Tory branding, but there is no header image.

The Conservative Party also had a telling-off from Twitter, which said it would take "decisive corrective action" if a similar stunt was pulled again.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Look, we'll look at the advice from Twitter, but we will make no apology for having an instant rebuttal of the nonsense and lies."


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