Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, has called on Haringey Labour to stop delivering their inflammatory and controversial leaflet, which outlines the Labour Party’s ‘tough new approach to immigration.’
The leaflet, which has been widely criticised by local residents and commentators on social media, was delivered only to areas of the borough with relatively more diverse populations – Bounds Green, Wood Green, and parts of Tottenham.
The Liberal Democrat MP’s call has been backed by residents in Hornsey and Wood Green. A survey last week, which received over 400 responses, revealed that 85% of local residents also believe that Labour’s leaflet is unacceptable.
Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, commented:
“Here in Haringey, we have a proud tradition of uniting against extremism and the politics of fear. But instead of upholding this – Labour are pandering to UKIP and creating division. It’s no surprise that the vast majority of people here think this leaflet is unacceptable.
“To top it off – Labour have specifically targeted this leaflet towards more diverse areas like Tottenham, Bounds Green and Wood Green. Other parts of Haringey – like Crouch End and Muswell Hill – have not been informed about Labour’s new, regressive immigration policies.
“I hope the local Labour Party will respond to the calls from local residents, and not distribute divisive literature like this again in any part of our borough.”