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Election pics race row.

THE Tories were caught up in a race row yesterday after they were accused of "airbrushing" black and Asian faces out of election leaflets.

In key east London seat Dagenham and Rainham - where Tory Simon Jones is being challenged by the BNP - their elect ion documents l i s t the names of black and Asian council candidates.

But only white faces appear in photos on the leaflets.

Simon Wool ley of Operation Black Vote, said: "This is pandering to prejudice.

"You can either confront race hatred or pander to it, as they are doing by having only white faces on their material."

Tooting's Labour MP Sadiq Khan said: "It looks as though they are scared of acknowledging their own candidates."

The Conservatives said their list of candidates had not been completed when the material was published.

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