Statement from Cllr Rawlings on suspension of Conservative Councillor

Following news that Conservative Edgware Councillor, Linda Freedman, has been suspended from the Hendon Conservative Association and had the whip withdrawn pending an investigation into historic tweets about Muslims,


Leader of the Barnet Labour Group, Cllr Barry Rawlings said:


"These tweets are absolutely appalling, and we welcome the news that Cllr Freedman has been suspended and had the whip withdrawn pending an investigation.


"We look forward to hearing the outcome of this local Conservative Party investigation, although it is difficult to see how Cllr Freedman can properly represent Muslim residents in Edgware now.  


"It is disappointing that she was selected by the Conservatives to stand as a local councillor given what she said in these tweets.


"We also support calls from the Muslim Council for an inquiry into Islamophobia in the national Conservative Party."




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