WHETHER on online chat rooms, social media, or from people in positions of power, there is no place for racism in our society, writes Redditch MP Rachel Maclean in her Letter from Westminster.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump’s tweets this week are racist.

Telling four Congresswomen, three of whom were born in the United States, to ‘go home’ is deplorable and unbecoming of a US President.

I have always worked tirelessly to make our local political team diverse and representative.

In Redditch we have perhaps one of the most diverse Conservative Party memberships in the country. I’m incredibly proud of this.

Individuals can only succeed in any endeavour if they are willing to put energy into harnessing the diverse talents of other people.

I know that the best teams are drawn from all sections of the communities they represent, and at times we Conservatives have been criticised for being “male, pale and stale”.

Well, I challenge those critics to come to Redditch and meet our dynamic team.

On Redditch Borough Council we have two serving Muslim Councillors – both of whom are Conservatives.

In fact, only this year was it Nyear Nazir, a Conservative, who became the first Muslim woman to be elected to Redditch Borough Council.

It’s the ruling Conservative Group which is the most diverse group at the Town Hall.

By opening our arms to anyone who has the aspiration to stand, and who shares our values, we have started to build an exciting, strong and growing team, composed of people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, sexualities, faiths and ethnicities.

We all know we stand stronger together, are able to better serve our community together, because of, not despite our differences.

Redditch is a diverse town. It’s a reflection of our modern, multicultural country.

I’m proud to represent a town where it doesn’t matter where you’re from, the colour of your skin, which god who may or may not pray to or who you love.