A Conservative London Assembly member has accused a Labour MP of writing a “racist” article about him prior to she entered Parliament.
Emma Dent Coad wrote a blog piece in 2010 right through which she labelled Shaun Bailey a “token ghetto boy”.
Mr Bailey discussed the MP should apologise for the “hate-filled, racist article”.
A spokesman for Ms Dent Coat, who was once as soon as once elected to Kensington in June, discussed she had been quoting Mr Bailey’s “own comments about parts of the borough”.
In the piece Ms Dent Coad claimed Mr Bailey, who was once as soon as once a parliamentary candidate for Hammersmith, had “stigmatised” the sector he was once as soon as once born in through approach of on the subject of it as a “ghetto”.
“Who can say where this man will ever fit in, however hard he tries? One day he is the ‘token ghetto boy’ standing behind D Cameron, the next ‘looking interested’ beside G Osborne. Ever felt used?,” she wrote.
After the blog post was once as soon as once highlighted, Mr Bailey discussed he had certainly not been “labelled a ‘token ghetto boy’” prior to and was once as soon as once “shocked and saddened” through approach of the object.
He discussed Ms Dent Coad’s “use of language should not be acceptable for an elected politician… and she should be ashamed”, he discussed.
“I am proud of where I am from and would certainly not use language like ghetto in a way to disparage the area I grew up in,” the London Assembly member discussed.
Ms Dent Coad’s spokesman discussed it was once as soon as once transparent during the unique post she had been quoting Mr Bailey’s “own comments… plus those of his Conservative colleagues on Kensington and Chelsea Council”.