MP’s sorry for ‘ghetto boy’ remark
A LABOUR MP has apologised for referring to a black Tory London Assembly member as a “token ghetto boy”.
Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad, 63, provoked controversy after the 2010 comments about Shaun Bailey resurfaced.
Mr Bailey accused the MP of writing “racist, hate filled” remarks about him in the blog.
Ms Dent Coad ( above) claimed in the piece that the then Hammersmith Tory parliamentary candidate had “stigmatised” the area he was born in by referring to it as a “ghetto”.
She went on to write: “Who can say where this man will ever fit in, however hard he tries? One day he is the ‘token ghetto boy’ standing behind D Cameron, the next ‘looking interested’ beside G Osborne. ”
She said: “If he was offended by me repeating what others have said then I do apologise. People have taken it the wrong way.” RETIRED England footballer Emile Heskey’s middle names are William Ivanhoe.