Batley byelection hit by claims of dirty tricks and ‘dog-whistle racism’

TUC takes legal advice over fake leaflets as Labour MP criticises some of own party’s literature

The Batley and Spen byelection has descended into allegations of dirty tricks as Labour’s campaign was targeted by fake leaflets and the party was accused by one of its own MPs of using “dog-whistle racism” to win votes.

Labour was criticised for distributing a flyer to Muslim voters showing Boris Johnson with India’s nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, in 2019, along with the message: “Don’t risk a Tory MP who is not on your side.”

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