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Tory MP distances himself from right-wing group

Conservative MP Jacob Rees Mogg has distanced himself from right-wing group. Credit: PA wire

A Tory backbencher has moved to distance himself from a right-wing group that apparently suggested black Britons should be asked to "return to their natural homelands".

Jacob Rees-Mogg was guest of honour at the Traditional Britain Group's annual dinner in London in May.

But the North East Somerset MP said he was not a supporter, and had been "shocked" by comments on its Facebook page.

One post condemned the peerage recently awarded to Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen.

The post said that "she, along with millions of others, should be requested to return to their natural homelands."

In a statement on its website, the Traditional Britain Group stood by the comments.