Simon and Karen Danczuk continue to court controversy

Date published: 04 May 2015

With just days to the General Election, Simon and Karen Danczuk continue to court controversy.

A photo posted on Twitter by Mr Danczuk, showing a group of Labour supporting Asian men and himself, caused a storm of protest after he said it showed "a diverse political culture in Rochdale". Mr Danczuk came in for a barrage of criticism with people questioning how a photo with a lack of women and other races could be "diverse".

Screen shot of Simon Danczuk Twitter post - diverse politics photo

However, confounding his critics, Mr Danczuk appears to be on course to win with a substantially increased majority in the General Election.

Labour councillor Mrs Danczuk also created controversy when she published a post encouraging people to buy Conservative supporting newspaper, The Sun... because it continues to publish cleavage revealing photos of Mrs Danczuk.

Screen shot of Karen Danczuk Twitter post - encouraging to buy The Sun newspaper

Labour supporters were aghast that a Labour councillor, and wife of Labour's Simon Danczuk, should be seen to be publicly advocating buying a Rupert Murdoch, 'Labour hating', newspaper.

Mrs Danczuk previously said she is "pro The Sun newspaper page 3" following Mr Danczuk's admission that he watches porn, something Mrs Danczuk says is "healthy".

The Sun controversy followed Mrs Danczuk getting taken to task on Saturday for what her critics alleged was taking over a charity car wash for a publicity stunt. Mrs Danczuk was washing cars at Heywood Fire Station where the fire crews were supporting fund raising for the re-building of Darnhill Amateur Boxing Club, which was recently destroyed in an arson attack:

Mrs Danczuk's PR agency appeared to have orchestrated the national press to turn up to photograph Mrs Danczuk washing cars, something her critics said overshadowed the many children and adults who had turned out from the local community to do their bit for the boxing club cause.

However, Mrs Danczuk's appearance did nothing to harm the fund raising with over £1,100 collected.

And Darnhill Boxing Club subsequently thanked Mrs Danczuk saying: "Thanks for your support @ the car wash on Sunday - the community are extremely grateful."

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