Birmingham lord mayor-elect 'dismissed forced marriage concerns'
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Head of Muslim women’s group complains to Labour over selection of Muhammad Afzal, who denies her allegations

The former chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque – who has been criticised by campaigners for allegedly dismissing concerns about domestic violence and forced marriages – has been selected to be the Labour lord mayor of the city.

The head of the Muslim Women’s Network UK (MWN), Shaista Gohir, has submitted a complaint to Labour after councillor Muhammad Afzal was selected by its...

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