The referendum result sadly appears to have engendered an atmosphere where some people think racism and xenophobia are acceptable. We deplore all instances of discrimination and crimes of hate, and are united in saying such behaviour has no place in our town. People of all nationalities, races and religions are, and will continue to be, welcome here and valued for their contributions to our community. Bridport is a friendly, tolerant and open town; let’s keep it that way.
Richard Nicholls (Chair, Bridport Labour Party)