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10:52 | 29th June 2017

News: UK

Mon 15 Feb, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


I’m not remotely homophobic…It’s not a reflection on their abilities or personalities but you have to ask if people are there just to tick boxes.

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Cameron just ticking boxes?

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David Cameron has found himself in a spot of trouble over the Conservative selection Policy after a Tory activist said that Cameron was just selecting minority candidate boxes in a bid to “tick boxes.”
Tory councilor of Tandbridge, Surrey, Beverley Connolly, has said that certain people have been selected in a bid to incorporate minorities. According to the Daily Telegraph, he said: “I’m sure they are all eminently able candidates, but some of these people have been parachuted in from out of the area… We have a black candidate, a gay candidate.”
“I’m not remotely homophobic…It’s not a reflection on their abilities or personalities but you have to ask if people are there just to tick boxes.
“It’s not about what’s best for the party in East Surrey, it’s about what the party wants.”
The comments come after Sam Gyimah, who is black, was picked as the new candidate for the safe Tory seat for Surrey East yesterday.
Gay political blogger and magazine publisher, Iain Dale, also won a seat.


 

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