Outrage after local Tory MP recorded using n-word

Anne Marie Morris
(Last Updated On: July 10, 2017)

There has been outrage following a racist comment made by Newton Abbot MP Anne Marie Morris.

Anne Marie Morris who has been an MP for Newton Abbot since 2010 is heard saying “the real n***** in the woodpile” in an audio clip recorded by the Huffington at a meeting of Tory eurosceptics in London.

The MP made the racist remark while talking about financial services deal the UK could strike with Brussels post-2019.

Anne Marie Morris is facing calls to have the Conservative whip removed from her over a comment she made the meeting which was attended by Brexit-backing MPs.

The BBC have reported that she told them: “The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”

The audio can be heard below [YouTube video loading. Please be aware the word n***** is heard]

People have taken to twitter to express their views on the comment:

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