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MP Dawn Butler picked up on a high profile race row earlier this year, while calling out the tweet (Picture: PA; Twitter). A Liberal Democrat MP’s husband has apologised to a black MP for suggesting she lied in a column about her experiences of racism . Steve Wilson – who is also chief of staff for Angela Smith – who described people of colour as having a ‘funny tinge’ – suggested Labour’s Dawn Butler had made up being mistaken for a cleaner when using a lift in Parliament. Ms Butler has called on Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson to investigate the ‘deeply disturbing trolling’ and urged her to take ‘swift disciplinary action’. She said the comments constituted ‘totally unacceptable gaslighting’. Full story

15 October