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Local MP Stands Up For Hope, Not Hate

The MP for the Royal Town represented Royal Suttonians at an event designed to bring people of all faiths and across the political spectrum together to defeat groups seeking to divide our communities.

On Friday, Andrew Mitchell MP addressed leaders of the Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish communities, as well as leading local trade unionists, artists and politicians to press the importance of community cohesion and standing up to intolerant ideologies.

His appearance at the “Hope not Hate” rally at Birmingham Central Mosque comes at the same time as Policy Exchange, a charitable think tank, ranked our Royal Town as one of the best places in the country where ethnic minorities live and work harmoniously with the area's white inhabitants, second only to Amersham.

The leading think tank ranked Royal Sutton Coldfield top for 'identity integration' - meaning ethnic minorities felt part of the community and eighth in the 'structural integration' score.

This welcome news was echoed by our MP who said, “We all stand for hope, opportunity and treating people decently. Here in Sutton Coldfield we are intolerant of intolerance and will have no truck with people with people who want to spread hatred and division.”

Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP campaigning for Hope not Hate

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