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General Election 2017: Racial Harassment

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 900517, tabled on 11 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what reports he has received from local authorities of racist abuse by or towards electoral candidates during the 2017 General Election.

Answered on

17 July 2017

I am well aware of the many election candidates who suffered vile abuse and even death threats during the 2017 General Election campaign, many of whom shared their experiences in Westminster Hall last week. All such abuse is unacceptable no matter who it is aimed at.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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