Reeves disgust at Reform UK activist racial slur

The Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has said she is "disgusted" by alleged racist and homophobic remarks made by a canvasser supporting Nigel Farage's general election campaign.

Ms Reeves urged Nigel Farage to "show some leadership" when it comes to party standards.

Speaking at a rally in Gillingham, Kent, she said "if we found anyone in the Labour Party making those kind of remarks they'd be flung out".

A Reform UK spokesperson said the party is "disgusted by racism and homophobia, likewise anti-Semitism".

He said: "Ms Reeves should stop throwing stones. She is standing in Labour’s greenhouse."

On Friday Reform UK leader Nigel Farage repeated his assertion that footage showing racist comments apparently made by one of his party's activists was a "set-up".

On Saturday afternoon, Reform UK announced it had dropped three of its candidates following reports they had made offensive comments, a spokesperson has confirmed.

At the Labour rally in Gillingham on Saturday morning the shadow chancellor told activists that "the road to Downing Street goes from Medway to Westminster".

She told the BBC "we are seeking to rebuild trust", but warns "Labour is taking nothing for granted" when it comes to voters staying at home on polling day.

Speaking of a rejuvenated Labour Party Ms Reeves said: "There are no longer no-go zones for Labour in this election."

On the economy, Rachel Reeves vowed to be "the most pro-business chancellor this country has ever seen" adding "we will bring back a pro-business and pro-growth economy".

You can find a full list of candidates for Gillingham and Rainham on the BBC News website.

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