Labour MP apologises for calling Conservative 'token ghetto boy'

Emma Dent Coad says remarks were taken wrong way after Tory assembly member condemned them as racist and hate-filled

The Labour MP Emma Dent Coad has apologised for referring to a Conservative London assembly member as a “token ghetto boy” in a blogpost written before she was elected, after two Tory MPs called for the whip to be removed.

Shaun Bailey, who was then Hammersmith’s Conservative parliamentary candidate, said the MP had written “racist, hate-filled remarks”.

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