A WOMAN who is defending her Bradford West seat walked out of a meeting called by the Muslim Women’s Council in the city on Wednesday night amid rowdy scenes.
Naz Shah was joined by Salma Yaqoob, a former Respect member who is contesting Bradford West as an independent, at a meeting billed as an information event rather than a hustings.
More than 300 people were at the event at Carlisle Business Centre in Manningham.
Political debate for Bradford West Muslim women candidates is shunned by Naz Shah who brands the meeting ‘undemocratic’
A POLITICAL platform for Muslim women which was dubbed a “hustings in all but name” was spectacularly shunned by Bradford West Labour candidate Naz Shah after she walked out before the debate had started in a show of defiant democracy.
Prior to the meeting starting, Ms Shah asked that because the constituency’s Conservative candidate George Grant was in the audience, that he be given a chance to speak.
Her request was refused because she was told “it’s not a hustings” and she walked out of the room to a mixture of applause and boos.