Councillor who called Pride marchers ‘paedophiles’ quits Labour Party

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A councillor who was suspended from the Labour Party for calling Pride marchers ‘paedophiles’ has resigned from the party.

Cllr Chika Amadi had been a Labour councillor on Harrow Council since 2014, and is also an evangelical pastor.

PinkNews revealed last week that Cllr Amadi has posted anti-LGBT messages without challenge for many years.

Chika Amadi

In posts on Twitter she liked Pride marchers to paedophiles, before threatening people who complained about her remarks.

The Labour Party suspended Amadi’s party membership over the remarks.

However, the councillor has now quit the party and resigned the Labour whip altogether, and is listed as sitting on the council as an Independent.

She tweeted: “No longer a Labour Councillor.No longer suspended. But still serving my community – free from the exclusive club – Labour.”

Amadi added: “Having reflected over some of my responses to d abuses, & insults I received dis week I admit that some of them were awfully worded

“I apologise if they made you feel awful however,we must all respect everyone’s freedom of thought and expression.

“Of course my tweets were misconstrued and my emphasis remains we must protect children from nudity, forced labour & forced Marriage”

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