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Bracknell Constituency Labour – Press Release
We are shocked to discover that the Bracknell Forest Conservatives have selected Andrew McBride as their candidate for Priestwood on Bracknell Town Council.
McBride is the former deputy leader of Britain First and was also South East Regional Organiser for the British National Party. He has a long history of involvement at the highest levels of far-right British politics and stood as a BNP candidate in the Bracknell Forest Council election on 3rd May 2007.
We believe that the local Tories have made a serious error of judgement and call upon them now to apologise to local voters for choosing a candidate with extreme right-wing and discredited views. At least one senior local Tory councillor has expressed his outrage and anger about McBride’s selection, by publicly admonishing the local Conservative Association on Twitter.
We also call upon local Tory MP, James Sunderland, and Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to denounce McBride’s selection. Failure to do so will serve only to confirm that the Conservative Party is no longer a broad-based coalition but rather a right-wing nationalist populist party, which is clearly no longer fit for government.
Dr Roy Bailey
Chair, Bracknell Labour
Bracknell Constituency Labour Party
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