“Race advisor slams Lewisham Labour over ‘apartheid system’”

So reports the Lewisham News Shopper:

A race and equality advisor to the Mayor [of Lewisham] has resigned from the Lewisham Labour Party claiming it runs an “apartheid system”.

David Michael, chairman of Lewisham Local Police Consultative Group and Sir Steve Bullock’s advisor on community cohesion, was due to contest the Whitefoot ward in 2010 but has resigned claiming he was not supported by branch members…

Mr Michael, a resident of Catford for 26 years, says he and a number of other ethnic minority candidates have been marginalised by the party in a “scandalous apartheid system”, being put forward for unwinnable seats and given no support…

Liberal Democrat member of the Local Police Consultative Group Councillor Duwayne Brooks said: “David Michael deserves better than to be treated so shabbily by Labour and by what appears to be a small clique in Lewisham who are only concerned with doing favours for their mates.”

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