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Edwards’ “all white men should have a black slave” leads to viral backlash

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Andrew Edwards

Andrew Edwards, a Tory councillor, is has come under fire for racist remarks that have featured in an audio clip of him, where he appears to say “all white men should have a black slave”.

Edwards, also a former criminal magistrate, is also accused of saying black people are of “lower class” than white people, reported by the Independent.

The Conservative group has confirmed after investigating the allegations that he has been suspended.

It is not clear when or where the 16-second clip was recorded.

Responding to the allegations, the councillor said that “I am aware of such serious allegations being made against me. This is why I have self-referred to the Public Services Ombudsman for an independent evaluation.”

“It is now in the hands of legal experts and the ombudsman. It would be unfair on the process for me to comment.”

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