THE defeated Lib Dem candidate who stood in the Barnsley by-election last week claims he was spat at in the town while campaigning for votes.
Dominic Carman, who came sixth in the polls, said he was made to feel “about as welcome as tuition fees were with protesting students in Parliament Square”.
Writing in a national newspaper, the politician went on to describe Barnsley is a place where “diversity and difference are not welcome”.
Speaking about his experiences of canvassing in the South Yorkshire town the wannabe MP said he was told of racism and that some residents refuse to welcome anyone who is not Barnsley born and bred.
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