Labour MP Emma Dent Coad apologises for referring to Tory politician as a 'token ghetto boy'

A Labour MP has apologised for referring to a black Conservative politician as a “token ghetto boy” in an online blog post.

Emma Dent Coad, who was elected as MP for Kensington in June’s general election, claimed that London Assembly member Shaun Bailey “stigmatised” the area he had grown up in by calling it a “ghetto” when he was campaigning to be elected as MP for Hammersmith.

Mr Bailey said he was “shocked and saddened by the hate-filled, racist article” and called on Ms Dent Coad to apologise for her comments to the wider black community.

The Kensington MP initially hit back at the

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