Senior Labour politicians attended a rally where Asian men and women were apparently separated along gender lines.
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the event, which was attended by Liam Byrne and Tom Watson, was rejecting “a century and more of advancement for women’s rights”.
It emerged today that Parliamentary candidates Tom Watson, Liam Byrne, Khalid Mahmood and Jack Dromey, along with MEP Sion Simon, attended the political rally in Birmingham.
Pictures posted on Sion Simon’s Twitter feed showed Muslim women sitting in a small cluster on one side of what looked like an Islamic community centre with the men seated opposite…
Last weekend before the election? Must be Hodge Hill rally time pic.twitter.com/q5P17oaGXL
— Siôn Simon (@sionsimon) May 2, 2015