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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bristol MP under fire over claims Somali immigrants have contributed to pub closures

(Medeshi)- MP for Bristol West Stephen Williams has been forced to defend himself over claims that an influx of Somali immigrants has led to pub closures.
The Lib Dem minister for communities made his comments during a House of Commons debate as the government unveiled new plans to protect pubs valuable to local communities.
He said immigrants replacing “white working” class people in his constituency had contributed to a downturn in trade.
But today he said the comments were “taken out of context” as he faced criticism from Somali community groups in Bristol.
Read more at Bristol Post