Forde inquiry delay suggests Labour not serious on racism, black MPs say

Two shadow cabinet ministers among nine Labour MPs to voice serious concern about decision

Nine black Labour MPs have said the delay in publishing the Forde inquiry risks giving black members and supporters the impression that the party does not take racism seriously.

In a statement circulated on Friday, the MPs, among them two shadow cabinet ministers, said they were “disappointed and seriously concerned” by the indefinite delay to the inquiry, which is being withheld over concerns it could prejudice an investigation by the information commissioner.

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