This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
MP pledges to combat intolerance
An MP has pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to help combat prejudice and racism.
Sunday marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
In the weeks leading up to it, the Holocaust Educational Trust has placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.
Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, who has signed the book, said: "Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
"Having visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, I saw for myself the full extent of the industrialised nature of the Holocaust.
"I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join the fight against prejudice and intolerance."