A Labour councillor has been sacked by the party just a week after she spoke out to support sexually abused children.

Amina Lone, a councillor in Manchester, defended Sarah Champion after the MP wrote an article for The Sun pointing the finger at gangs of Asian-origin rapists in northern towns.

She also slammed fundamentalist Muslims who want to impose the headscarf on young children.

Now Labour have told her she cannot stand for re-election - saying they are worried that she does not attend enough meetings.

Ms Lone, a 45-year-old Muslim, has been a councillor for the Hulme district for seven years.

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