Mark Lobel speaks to Afzal Amin
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Tory candidate Afzal Amin denies 'fake EDL march' claim

A Conservative election candidate who has been suspended by his party has said he did not seek a "fake" English Defence League march to win votes.

The Mail on Sunday reported Afzal Amin plotted to persuade the EDL to announce a march in Dudley North and then to scrap it to allow him to take credit.

Speaking to the BBC, he denied it was fake, saying it would have been a "catalyst to bring people together".

A Tory party spokesman said Mr Amin had been suspended "with immediate effect".

  • 22 Mar 2015