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Tory councillor quits over remarks about ethnic children

A councillor has resigned from the Conservative Party over remarks made about children from ethnic minorities.

John Cherry claimed Pakistani children would fail to "rise to the top", adding that some nationalities were "uncertain" when it came to hard work.

He was commenting on plans for an Eton-style boarding school in West Sussex.

Sean Killick spoke to local resident Urska Riedl.

  • 22 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK