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Tower Hamlets race controversy

Title
Tower Hamlets race controversy
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
19 Dec 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:03:12
Description
Report on allegations of racism in Liberal Democrat local election leaflets. The Liberal Democrats in Tower Hamlets will meet today to decide whether to break away from the national party. Tower Hamlets Lib Dem Council Leader, Peter Hughes condemns Party Leader Paddy Ashdown for the way he dealt with the issue, and Labour leader Jack Straw comments on the situation, which he claims will have to be investigated by the police. Lord Lester, author of a report on the matter, describes the behaviour of the Liberal Democrats, and says Labour are being hypocritical. David Kermode reports.
Contributors
Jack Straw; David Kermode; Peter Hughes; Anthony Lester
Keywords
Elections; Politics; London; Local authorities; Local government; Labour Party; Tower Hamlets; Racism; Liberal Democrats; Election campaigns; Leaflets

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