May 21 2019

Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey: I will not be intimidated by race-hate trolls

Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey today said he would not be intimidated by “trolls” bombarding him with racist hate abuse.

One handwritten letter addressed to the Tory politician read “N****r — you are not welcome around Twickenham” in bright red block capitals. 

It was opened by staff at the office of Richmond Park and North Kingston Conservatives in East Sheen on Monday.

Mr Bailey, a London Assembly member challenging Sadiq Khan in the 2020 mayoral race, said he continues to be subjected to online abuse — including being called a “coconut” and a “token” candidate.

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