David Cameron has accused Labour of allowing people with "bigoted religious views" to organise political meetings where men and women are segregated.

There have been several reports of Labour politicians addressing meetings where men and women are segregated – in Birmingham last May and during the Oldham byelection campaign in December. The party has always denied allowing meetings to be organised in this way.

One general election meeting in Birmingham addressed by Tom Watson and four other Labour MPs was reportedly advertised to local Muslim communities as having a "women's section", and a sign was said to have directed female attendees to separate seats.

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