Partner of 'n-word Tory' Anne Marie Morris also made racist remark during recent election campaign

Tory MP Anne Marie Morris suspended from party, despite claiming racist remark was unintentional

Anne Marie Morris has been suspended

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The partner of the Tory MP suspended for using the n-word also made a racist remark during the recent election campaign, it has emerged.

Anne Marie Morris was suspended by Theresa May last night after likening a no-deal Brexit to a "n****r in the woodpile."

And it has emerged that her partner Roger Kendrick also sparked furore during a hustings event in late May, saying "that the crisis in education was due entirely to non-British born immigrants and their high birth rates."

Kendrick also doubled as Morris's electoral agent during the campaign, according to Devon Live.

When the controversy erupted in the local media, Morris said: "I don't share the views expressed by Roger Kendrick."

Despite the controversy Morris won the election comfortably, backed by UKIP, who refused to field a candidate against her

Explaining the decision, UKIP's local branch chairman Steven Harvey said: "The 6726 (14%) votes we achieved in 2015 helped towards the Referendum being called and we considered the fact that Anne-Marie Morris has shown such great support for the "VOTE LEAVE" campaign, and we even handed out leaflets together."

However she has now been suspended from the party, despite claiming her remark was "unintentional."

She made the comment during an event about how a financial services deal could be done between the UK and Brussels after 2019.

When talking about Brexit's impact on financial services the MP for Newton Abbot said: "Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is 'look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.'

“Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is, in two years, what happens if there is no deal?”

Before the Conservatives announced that she'd had the whip withdrawn, Morris told the BBC: "The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."