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Rejected candidate can sue

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In Sawyer v Ahsan the EAT has ruled that an employment tribunal has jurisdiction to hear a complaint that the Labour Party can be sued for unlawful discrimination on racial grounds in respect of its selection process for candidates for the office of local government councillor.

Mr Ahsan, a Muslim of Pakistani origin, was elected as a Labour member of Birmingham City Council.