Conservative hopes ​of claiming Dudley North lie in tatters

March 23, 2015 7:17 AM

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Downing Street believed the Tories had their dream candidate when Afzal Amin won the nomination to fight Dudley North in a corner of the West Midlands that symbolises the party’s troubled history on race relations.

The Sandhurst-trained former army captain, who served as chairman of the Armed Forces Muslim Association, would show voters how the Conservative party had been transformed in a part of Britain once a byword for Tory racism.

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