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AN unholy alliance.

Byline: Kevin MAGUIRE

AN unholy alliance between Tories and an extreme right-winger will be a test of David Cameron's vow to change his party for the better.

Conservatives in West London have seized power with the support of a councillor sentenced to six months prison for actual bodily harm against a black police officer at a St George's Day rally.

Phil Andrews, a former member of the National Front and a Holocaust denier, now sits on Hounslow council's ruling executive.

Andrews, convicted in 1986, is supposed to be responsible for community safety in a multi-racial patch of the capital.

The six-strong Isle worth Community Group he founded formed an alliance with the Tories to keep out Labour.

The NFer once stood for Parliament and, according to Searchlight magazine, backed a Trojan horse strategy under which the far right infiltrated mainstream politics.

Labour MPs and trade unions plan to ask Cameron some awkward questions and I look forward to the answers.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 28, 2006
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