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Tory London Mayor Candidate Reacts To Angela Smith's "Funny Tinge" Remark
19 February 2019, 10:48
Mayor of London Tory candidate Shaun Bailey gives his reaction to "Independent Group" MP's comment on skin colour.
The Independent MP said: "It's not just about being black or a funny tinge".
But after facing criticism for the remark, Ms Smith issued an apology online.
"I'm very sorry about any offence caused and I'm very upset I misspoke so badly, it's not what I am and I'm committed to fighting racism whenever I find it in our society," she said.
Ms Smith is one of seven MPs to quit the Labour Party to sit as Independent MPs.
Shaun Bailey said: "We're going to have to work through these issues.
"Sometimes we vilify people before we try to change them.
"I would ask that lady to explain herself, and I've got a few places in London I'd like to bring her so she can learn why it's such a good thing that we're such a mixed community."