A Conservative Party candidate has caused a furor for “harmfully” suggesting mentally ill people should wear wristbands to identify their condition.
Cambridge Tory candidate Chamali Fernando was speaking at a hustings event on Monday when she made the “outraging” statements.
Fernando said the wristbands, labeled with the person’s condition, would be helpful to police and legal professionals to understand the behavior of someone who is unable to explain themselves.
A transcript of the hustings, released by Cambridge News, reveals the 32-year-old barrister said, “I’m not trained to deal with people in those situations. I would like to see more training for legal professionals and police officers.