Corbyn critic John Woodcock MP suspended from Labour over a sexual harassment allegation

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Labour
candidate Liz McInnes (R) reacts with Barrow MP John Woodcock
after genuine the Heywood and Middleton By-Election at the
Heywood Sports actions Centre on October 9, 2014 in Heywood,
England.

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  • Labour has suspended John Woodcock MP because it
    investigates a sexual harassment allegation in opposition to
    him.
  • Woodcock is accused of sending faulty texts and
    emails to a worn staffer, which he denies.
  • The frequent Corbyn critic has said he doesn’t intend
    to focus on about the case sooner than the listening to.

Labour MP John Woodcock has been suspended from the Labour Celebration
while the social gathering investigates a sexual harassment allegation
in opposition to him, an allegation Woodcock has previously denied.

In a statement sent to Enterprise Insider, a Labour Celebration
spokesperson said: « John Woodcock has been suspended from the
Labour Celebration pending due direction of. It may possibly perchance no longer be appropriate to
teach additional on an ongoing case. »

On Saturday,
The Mirror reported that Woodcock, a critic of Labour Leader
Jeremy Corbyn, has been accused of sending « faulty
texts and emails to a worn staffer » between 2014 and 2016.

Woodcock — the MP for Barrow and Furness — has denied the
allegations, asserting in a statement prior the suspension (through
HuffPost): « I was once made conscious in December final year that a
complaint made in opposition to me was once being referred to Labour’s nationwide
constitutional committee as a possible breach of the social gathering’s
coverage on sexual harassment,” he said.

« I discontinue no longer accept the price but know the complaint ought to be
totally and somewhat investigated.

« I even safe no longer yet been notified of any date for a listening to and was once
following the social gathering’s guidance that the approach ought to reside
confidential to reassure doable victims that they are going to construct
complaints without being exposed to unwelcome publicity.

« Attributable to this truth I discontinue no longer intend to focus on about particulars of the scenario forward
of any listening to. »

Woodcock had fair no longer too long ago been pondering resigning the social gathering whip
in disclose in opposition to Corbyn’s leadership,
based on Politics Dwelling. Source shut to Woodcock safe
suggested Enterprise Insider he understanding of as quitting the Labour
parliamentary social gathering over Corbyn’s response to the Salisbury
assault.

Woodcock, who was once first elected to Parliament in 2010, is
currently in a relationship with UK political journalist, Isabel
Hardman.

Woodcock did no longer at once reply to Enterprise Insider’s
demand for teach.

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