Tuesday 25 May 2021 / 12:42 PM Marsha de Cordova / Marsha de Cordova / Women and Equalities

Labour responds to findings of independent review into alleged Islamophobia & discrimination in the Conservative Party

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on the findings of an independent review into alleged Islamophobia and discrimination in the Conservative Party, said:

“This report is a damning indictment of the discrimination rife in the Conservative Party, and it goes all the way up to the Prime Minister. 

“Reports of Islamophobic hate crime spiralled in the weeks after Boris Johnson likened women who wear the burka to ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers’. 

“He must now issue a full and proper public apology that acknowledges the pain and hurt he has caused in the Muslim community, as well as taking meaningful action to rebuild trust, especially among Muslim women.”