Update: Peter Lamb has resigned from the Conservative Party. He will not be the candidate in Staple Tye for Harlow District Council elections.
A FORMER chair of the Conservative Party and member of the House of Lords has pointed to social media comments by a Harlow Conservative as examples of the institutionalised racism she believes exists within her party.
Baroness Warsi has made repeated calls for a full independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the party.
On Monday, she highlighted the tweets of Peter Lamb, who has been a Conservative candidate for Harlow District Council and is regularly campaigning on the streets of Harlow. YH understands he is standing in the ward of Staple Tye in May.
Baroness Warsi said: “Ok so here we go again. Another week another bunch of bigots to try and expel from my Party.
#DailyDetox. Is this person a member? @BrandonLewis
“What action do you intend to take?”
Recently, Mr Lamb apologised for a tweet he made in relation to transgender issues.
The tweets Baroness Warsi highlighted are from 2017. YH questioned Mr Lamb about them when he stood in the Toddbrook By-election in 2017.
Warsi has made repeated calls for a full independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the party.
The campaigning organisation Hope Not Hate accused the party of being “in denial’ about the extent of anti-Muslim feeling among its rank and file.
YH contacted Harlow Conservatives but they had yet to reply at time of publication.
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