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Labour reverses decision to lower ticket prices for ethnic minorities

Britain’s Labour Party said it had reversed a decision to reduce ticket prices for ethnic minorities to see Jeremy Corbyn speak at an East Midlands rally (Photo by: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

Britain’s Labour Party said Wednesday (24) it had reversed a decision to lower ticket prices for ethnic minorities attending a speech by leader Jeremy Corbyn after it was deemed to be potentially unlawful. Corbyn is due to speak at the East Midlands Regional Conference in Loughborough on February 17, and the party had set the price at £40, but with a £10 discount for BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) attendees. Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen made a complaint to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Britain’s national equality body, accusing the main opposition party of discrimination. The commission responded by…

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