‘Sickened’ Labour councillor quits alleging ‘bullying’ and ‘racial discrimination’

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Sue White made a series of allegations against the ruling Labour group on Cardiff council

Source: Wales online

By Huw Silk

Sue White has made explosive allegations about Cardiff’s Labour group

A former Cardiff councillor has alleged there is culture of ‘bullying’ and ‘racial discrimination’ in the city’s Labour group.

Former group spokesperson Sue White quit on Monday after two years as a Llandaff North councillor.

And she has now issued an explosive statement, accusing ex-colleagues of bullying her for speaking up for a Muslim association.

The group is now perilously close to losing its majority on the city council – with suggestions more councillors could exit the group imminently and some even thinking about defecting to a rival party.

In a statement, she told Wales Online she resigned “because of bullying and what I perceive to be racial discrimination”.

Ms White said: “There is a culture of bullying in the Cardiff council Labour group which has been allowed to go unchecked for far too long.

“I myself have experienced it when I was the group secretary and, most recently, when I defended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA).”

Ms White said the group had been praised by world leaders – including Prime Minister Theresa May – and had been given as an example of “best practice” at a peace conference in Cardiff last weekend.

In Cardiff, the group has previously called for Muslims to “speak out against violence and help spread the peaceful message of the Koran”.

But Ms White said she had become “extremely concerned at what I see as prejudice” against them.

She said one colleague warned her not to go to AMA meetings or to an Eid dinner in County Hall because of unfounded allegations about the group’s supposed links to Isis, adding: “I told the colleague that it was completely unacceptable to make allegations of that nature and attended the event.”

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