Monday, April 20, 2015

UK: Conservative Jewish MP refuses hustings over security concerns

The Jewish Chronicle reports:

A Conservative Jewish MP in the last Parliament will not attend any hustings held by local faith groups because of "security concerns".

Lee Scott, who is defending a majority of more than 5,000 in his Ilford North constituency in Essex, declined to go into further detail.  Mr Scott has spoken in the Commons of several death threats he received over the course of last year. During his election campaign five years ago, an anonymous group circulated leaflets branding him an "enemy of Muslims".  More.

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