Naz Shah MP Has written to the Prime Minister demanding the resignation of the local Chair of Bradford West Conservative Party and 4 selected candidates citing Mysoginy, discrimination, Biradri/ clan politics and antisemitism.
This afternoon a video taken from the launch of a local Tory council candidates campaign office was shared on social media.
In his speech the chair of Bradford West Conservative Party can be seen and heard saying:
“Why should we let our daughters dishonour us”…
“We will not give up the Biradri which is handed down from our forefathers”
“We must send a clear message to the Christians and the Jews”…
It is very disturbing to have these words spoken and applauded on the open streets of Frizinghall by the very people who want to be elected to represent the views of the diverse communities of Bradford West.
We have no room for any type of discrimination in Bradford West and to this end Naz Shah MP has written directly to The Prime Minister and asked for his personal intervention in removing these individuals from the positions which they clearly do not deserve to hold with bigoted views that they harbour.
Naz Shah Says –
“I am appalled that selected Tory candidates so brazingly are shouting this message on the streets of Bradford West and this is not something that the people of Bradford West will accept and nor will I.
“I respect parties having difference of opinions but a key message has to be of tolerance and mutual respect in our beautiful diverse city.”