Tory MP Paul Scully resigns after warning of ‘no-go areas’ in London and Birmingham | EUROtoday

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Tory MP Paul Scully has introduced he’s stepping down on the subsequent normal election after feedback he made about “no go” areas in London and Birmingham had been met with uproar.

Mr Scully evoked ire after he mentioned that elements of Tower Hamlets and Birmingham Sparkhill had been “no go areas” as a result of folks “abusing” their very own faith.

The former minister has now introduced his resignation. Posting on social media website X, Mr Scully mentioned:

“I have told my local association that I won’t be contesting the next General Election. Over the last nine years it’s been a privilege to represent in Parliament, the area which I called home for 35 years”

He added: “Fuelled by division, the party has lost its way and needs to get a clear focus which I hope the budget can start to provide. It needs a vision beyond crisis management which can appeal to a wider section of the electorate including younger people…”

Mr Scully got here below fireplace for feedback made throughout a BBC London interview final week the place he prompt that “parts of” Tower Hamlets and Birmingham Sparkhill are “no-go areas mainly because of doctrine and mainly because people are sort of abusing in many ways their religion”.

His feedback acquired criticism from each Labour and the Tories, as Conservative mayor Andy Street mentioned “it really is time for those in Westminster to stop the nonsense slurs and experience the real world. I for one am proud to lead the most diverse place in Britain.”

Labour MP Jess Phillips added: “As one of the MPs for Sparkhill I am expecting an apology for this utter drivel.”

Mr Scully made his feedback following the suspension of former deputy-chairman Lee Anderson from the Conservative celebration after he refused to apologise for claiming “Islamists” had achieved “control” over London.

Mr Scully mentioned Mr Anderson was “trying to reflect” considerations about their neighbourhoods altering “in a really clumsy way”.

Both Sparkhill and Tower Hamlets have giant Muslim populations.

Ali Milani, chairman of the Labour Muslim Network, informed BBC London that Scully was perpetuating an “Islamophobic myth that has been continuously perpetuated.”