Allegations of Islamophobia in Tory party are properly investigated: PM

Theresa May has told MPs that complaints of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party have been “investigated and appropriate action has been taken”.

The Prime Minister made the comments after Labour MP Emma Dent Coad called on the Tories to appoint an independent panel to investigate complaints.

Mrs May, speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, said she and her party are working to ensure action is taken on any complaints.

She said: “Issues relating to any particular concerns or allegations that have been raised in the Conservative Party are properly investigated, are properly considered.

“We’ve done that through our new code of conduct that we have introduced, every complaint that’s been made is being or has been investigated and appropriate action has been taken, including in some cases suspending and expelling members.

“We are working to ensure that we take action when there are any complaints made about those within our party.”

The action follows an open letter, written earlier this year, by the Muslim Council of Britain which urged the Tories to launch an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia.

Former party chairman Baroness Warsi, speaking earlier this year, also warned that parts of the party had been “in denial” about the issue.

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