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Conservatives accuse Labour MP of using UKIP colours to mislead residents

PUBLISHED: 07:30 07 January 2014

Barry Gardiner has been critisized for using yellow and purple in his leaflet

Barry Gardiner has been critisized for using yellow and purple in his leaflet

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A Labour MP in Brent has come under fire from political rivals who have accused him of donning UKIP colours in his annual New Year pamphlet.

Barry Gardiner is the Labour MP for Brent NorthBarry Gardiner is the Labour MP for Brent North

Brent Conservatives have accused Barry Gardiner of misleading residents by using the party’s iconic purple and yellow colour scheme

Kishan Devani, Conservative councillor candidate for Northwick Park, has also accused the Brent North politician of distancing himself from his own political party by mentioning ‘Labour’ twice on the pamphlet.

He said: “Purple and Yellow? Surely not?! There was not a sight of the Red Rose? Or Labour Red?

“It is only correct to ask the local MP why he would do such a thing and that is why we have raised this.”

Kishan Devani is the Conservative councillor candidate for Northwick ParkKishan Devani is the Conservative councillor candidate for Northwick Park

Mr Gardiner dismissed Mr Devani’s claims calling them ‘complete and utter nonsense’.

He added: “I have been putting out these calendars for the past 15 years and they have been released in all different colours.”

“It has been in orange, purple, blue, red all sorts of colours.”

Commenting on the lack of Labour mentions, he continued: “It is not a political campaign; it is a résumé of what I have been doing over the past year.”

He added: “If this is the most the Conservative have to criticise me then obviously I am doing something right.

“Notice how they focus to criticize the colour of the leaflet instead of its content.”


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