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Phil Woolas campaign 'sought to make white folk angry'

Ex-immigration minister Phil Woolas set out to "make the white folk angry" in his general election campaign, a specially convened court has heard.

His defeated Lib Dem rival, Elwyn Watkins, is challenging his re-election as Oldham East and Saddleworth MP - the first case of its kind for 99 years.

Mr Watkins claims the vote was swayed by Labour leaflets containing false claims.

Mr Woolas, who won with a majority of just 103 votes, denies the allegations.

Lorna Gordon reports.

  • 13 Sep 2010