Man allegedly made remark about Sadiq Khan, right, during doorstep exchange in south London as he campaigned for Zac Goldsmith, left [Image: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images].


Here’s more potential embarrassment for the Conservative Party.

Let’s bear in mind that – at the time of writing – this allegation has not been proven. If it is, it puts the Tories firmly in UKIP territory – and we know how this kind of thing has benefited that party’s campaigns.

Zac Goldsmith’s mayoral campaign team is investigating a claim that one of their canvassers made an Islamophobic remark about the Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan.

The unidentified man was said to have been distributing leaflets for the Conservative candidate when he allegedly referred to Khan as “the Muslim” in a doorstep exchange with Perry Pontac, of Streatham, south London.

Goldsmith’s team said they were investigating the allegation, [of which they were made aware] in writing last week. They said any such remark would be unacceptable.

Source: Zac Goldsmith mayoral campaign investigating ‘Islamophobe canvasser’ | Politics | The Guardian

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