Today Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) will be in Warrington.
As the MP for Warrington South I feel it was important that I put on the record that hatred and racism has absolutely no place in our town.
Warrington is an inclusive and united town. I have lived in Warrington for over 20 years and in that time the town has welcomed me and my family. I am proud to call Warrington my home.
I was proud to have served as the town’s first Muslim Mayor and I am proud to serve as the first Muslim MP for Warrington South. I have always worked hard to represent our communities and make them ever stronger and more cohesive where we all have acceptance, peace, love and harmony devoid of prejudice of any kind.
Individuals and political parties that seek to cause disunity and discontent with their messages of hate and division are not welcome in our town.
I urge all Warrington residents not to engage with those who come to Warrington today to promote a brand of discredited politics that has no place in civilised society.