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A political platform for Muslim women which was dubbed a "hustings in all but name" was spectacularly shunned by Bradford West Labour candidate Naz Shah after she walked out before the debate had started in a show of defiance.

Prior to the meeting starting, Ms Shah asked that because the constituency's Conservative candidate George Grant was in the audience, that he be given a chance to speak.

Her request was refused because she was told "it's not a hustings" and she walked out of the room to a mixture of applause and boos.

Event organisers, The Bradford Muslim Women's Council, said Ms Shah's actions had been "unexpected".


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