Councillors inundated with 'outrageous' abuse and threats for attending Pride march

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing A leading Bury councillor has said abuse and intimidation has left him unable to campaign in his own community where he 'was born and brought up’.

In a passionate speech to full council, Coun Tamoor Tariq said he and another councillor, Shaheena Haroon also suffered ‘outrageous’ hatred, smear campaigns and homophobic abuse from political opponents after attending a Bury Pride march.

He also spoke of being followed and threatened by political opponents while election campaigning. READ MORE: Council backs development masterplan to release green belt land Cllr Tariq, who is a Labour member for Redvales and cabinet member for children and young people, was

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