Labour requires probe into Tory MP pictured with far proper activists

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Dehenna Davison

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Dehenna Davison received Bishop Auckland for the Tories in December

Labour is asking for an pressing investigation right into a Tory MP after she was pictured with two far proper activists.

The photographs of Dehenna Davison have been posted on Fb after a Brexit-themed occasion on 31 January.

Anti-racist campaigners declare the 2 males have a historical past of Holocaust denying and Islamophobic social media posts.

The MP informed the Huffington Post the occasion was a public occasion and she or he “on no account in any respect” condoned their views.

The BBC contacted her workplace, however was informed Ms Davison wouldn’t be making any additional remark.

Labour’s shadow equalities minister, Daybreak Butler, stated the incident was “one other instance of the intense stage of complacency in direction of the far proper by the Tory Occasion”.

She added: “The police have warned that the far proper are the quickest rising terrorist risk within the UK, but we see the Tories proudly fraternising with open racists and neo-Nazis. This have to be urgently investigated.”

The occasion occurred at The Merry Monk pub in Ms Davison’s constituency of Bishop Auckland on the day the UK left the EU.

Marketing campaign group Hope Not Hate claimed one of many males she was pictured with had beforehand been an lively member of the native Conservative Occasion.

In addition they stated he had organised protests outdoors the workplace of the world’s former Labour MP, Helen Goodman, with members of the English Defence League and different far proper teams.

Native Labour activists stated they’d flagged his affiliations to Ms Davison in a tweet in 2018 – greater than a 12 months earlier than the occasion occurred.

Hope Not Hate stated the opposite man Ms Davison was pictured with, who attended the protests, had posted a stream of social media content material celebrating Hitler, together with a photograph of him burning the Koran.

They stated Ms Davison had “severe inquiries to reply about her connections”.

‘Extraordinarily severe’

An announcement from Hope Not Hate added: “These allegations are extraordinarily severe and warrant the Conservative Occasion launching an pressing investigation, throughout which period Dehenna Davison ought to be suspended till a discovering has been made.

“Davison should clarify why she was associating with these two people. It will be significant for our politics usually, and the Conservatives particularly, that the occasion aggressively rejects any affiliation with the far-right.”

Ms Davison received the seat of Bishop Auckland in December, which had been held by Labour because the constituency’s creation in 1935.

In an announcement, Ms Davison stated: “These photographs have been taken at an occasion open to the general public and I on no account in any respect condone the views highlighted of the people involved.”

The BBC contacted the Conservative Occasion however they’ve but to reply.


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