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Britain: The first black female MP candidate for “Labour”

Britain's opposition Labor Party said today that Diane Abbott, Britain's first black female MP, could seek a new term on July 4 with Labor after confusion over her candidacy sparked a backlash within the party. Labor leader Keir Starmer told reporters that Diane Abbott was free to contest her seat in north-east London. “She is free to go forward as a Labor candidate,” Starmer said. “She was a trailblazer for many, many years.” The racist comments Abbott, the longest-serving black member of parliament who was first elected in 1987, had her party status suspended for a year after she said Jews, Irish and other ethnic groups did not face racism throughout their lives. The MP, who apologized for her comments, rejoined the party this week, but media reports […]
Source: News Beast

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