Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Labour ‘conspiring’ to block entry of more Muslims in UK parliament

LONDON: Britain’s Labour Party has been accused by Pakistani and Indian Muslim campaigners of conspiring to block the entry of Muslims into parliament in the next parliamentary election of 2015.

Pakistani community leaders in Dewsbury have been left stunned after the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) imposed this week an all-women shortlist for the parliamentary election of 2015. This decision means that only women will be able to put their names forward to become the Labour MPs for Dewsbury – a constituency where more than 20,000 Muslims, most of Pakistani origin, reside.

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