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Lib Dem’s North Devon candidate in “ethnic minorities” Brexit row

The Liberal Democrat conference was overshadowed by a racism row after one of its candidates claimed people in North Devon voted to leave because it didn’t have a “lot of ethnic minorities”.

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Kirsten Johnson, the Lib Dem candidate for North Devon, told BBC Radio 4: “Demographically its 98 per cent white, people aren’t exposed to people from other countries, they don’t travel a lot and I think there is a slight disconnect that North Devon being isolated, being rural and low income perhaps hasn’t appreciated the advantages of being in the European Union.”

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