MP’s sorry for ‘ghetto boy’ re­mark

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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.

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