Labour has a diabolical record on grooming gangs, dating back more than a decade. Gordon Brown as PM is alleged to have urged police forces to turn a blind eye in 2008. Countless Labour councils around the country have been implicated in covering up for grooming gangs and senior Labour figures won't even mention the scandal, let alone condemn it. Even the one frontbencher who dared to raise the issue and was summarily sacked for doing so was herself a part of the problem. In an interview with ITV in 2014 Sarah Champion defended the perpetrators by claiming that most child abusers were white men.
The three Greater Manchester MPs who are currently campaigning to be either leader or deputy leader also ignored the issue, but all three (Long-Bailey, Nandy and Rayner) tweeted about Islamophobia. It appears that where Labour MPs are concerned, defending Muslim voters from criticism is more important than protecting English girls from Muslim rapists.