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A Muslim councillor who asked for Christian prayers to be separated from full council meetings is to lose his seat.

Imran Khan, who has not been reselected by the Tories to contest any seats at the upcoming Reigate and Banstead Borough Council elections, said he thinks the prayer row has had "a big influence".

He also criticised the executive system under which the council operates as "dangerous" and "undemocratic", placing too much power with a handful of top members.


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