Labour MP Stella Creasy has been in the news over the last week after Dan Fox, her ‘boyfriend’ – as described by the Daily Mail – was accused by that paper of sending a ‘racist and abusive’ tweet about a black Jewish activist:
Now the Walthamstow MP has stirred controversy herself because of a message sent earlier this week to a WhatsApp group used by over one hundred parliamentary Labour figures.
Ms Creasy sent the message – featuring a stereotypical cartoon black farm child used in a 1980s soft drink ad – to the group and was challenged by colleagues about her reasons for doing so:
The authenticity of the image has been confirmed to this blog by several Labour MPs.
Ms Creasy’s response to the query from her colleague may suggest unawareness of anything contentious in sending the image to the group, but a member of Ms Creasy’s CLP (constituency Labour party told the SKWAWKBOX:
As a black constituent of Stella’s I’m really shocked and angry that she would share this cartoon from a racist advert from the 1980s. She has a large black constituency, can she really not be aware that it would cause offence?
The Labour Party needs to take action over this. People have been suspended or removed from the party for less.
Ms Creasy was contacted for comment but not yet responded.
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