N-word Tory is backed
A CONSERVATIVE MP suspended over the use of racist language has been backed by the president of her local constituency party.
Sylvia Russell, the president of Newton Abbot Conservative Association, dismissed calls for Anne Marie Morris to stand down as an MP, insisting she “hasn’t got a racist thought in her head”.
Theresa May ordered the Conservative whip to be suspended after it emerged Ms Morris had described the prospect of Britain leaving the EU without a deal as “the real n***** in the woodpile”.
The Prime Minister described her comment as “completely unacceptable”, saying such language had “absolutely no place in politics or in society”.
Ms Russell said: “I think all fair-minded people will know Anne Marie has apologised unreservedly over this and I hope that people will accept that.
“She is not a racist. She hasn’t got a racist thought in her head.”