Wandsworth’s Labour councillors endorse this statement from independent councillors Malcolm Grimston and James Cousins:
“As councillors we are all proud of Wandsworth’s diversity and cohesion. We are confident Wandsworth will remain a great place to live for everyone.
“However, we are aware that there have been examples across the country of people interpreting the vote to leave the European Union as an excuse for racism and other divisive behaviour, not just aimed at our good friends from the European Union.
“We want to stress that we fully support the comments of Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and our three local MPs, Jane Ellison, Justine Greening and Rosena Allin-Khan: to everyone who has chosen to make Wandsworth their home wherever they may hail from we reiterate you remain warmly welcome in the Brighter Borough.
“Wandsworth is all the stronger for its diversity and the different contributions made by all our residents and we as councillors will do everything we can to make sure that you continue to enjoy the inclusive and peaceful life which characterises our borough.”