Many say that Tory candidate for Harrow West Anwara Ali is unlikely to win but is being used to secure Tory votes in a certain community by using her religious background and supporters.
However, Anwara Ali, a Bangladeshi promoted by the Conservatives Friends of Bangladesh, has uphill struggle because of the divisive nature of the party. Following are further examples of ‘bigotry’ in the Tory party:
In a latest move, Baroness Warsi, the former Tory party chairman who has led criticism of the Conservative hierarchy’s response to Islamophobia within its ranks, accuses Matt Hancock of ‘whitesplaining‘ in Tory Islamaphobia row.
Wakefield Tory candidate Antony Calvert quits over Facebook comments.
The BBC highlighted over 20 new cases to the party, who said all those found to be members who shared or supported anti-Muslim posts on Twitter and Facebook were suspended immediately.
Unhelpful messages are in circulation urging to vote against Labour. Chair of the Labour Party Ian Lavery in his letter on 11 November 2019 has emphasised that divisive issues abroad must not be allowed to divide communities here.
In the local context and for improving Tory party chances elsewhere, particularly in Harrow East marginal seat, a toxic Tory councillor for Belmont (Harrow), unlikely to win though could please far right, has been selected for Brent North, the native constituency of the Tory candidate for Harrow East who is well known for his divisive conduct for gaining votes.