Tories suspend Afzal Amin over alleged deal with far right EDL

March 23, 2015 11:51 AM

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Tories suspend Afzal Amin over alleged deal with far right EDL

Britain’s ruling Conservatives have suspended a Muslim candidate in a key seat following allegations he plotted with the far right English Defence League (EDL) to stir up racial tension to help win votes in May’s general election.

Afzal Amin, a parliamentary candidate in Dudley North in central England, was shown in video footage and telephone recordings obtained by the Mail on Sunday newspaper trying to persuade the EDL to announce a march against a new mosque in the area.

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