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Kelvin Hopkins quits Labour earlier than conclusion of sexual harassment inquiry | UK information

A former Labour MP has left the occasion earlier than an inquiry into sexual harassment allegation towards him have been capable of be concluded, the occasion has confirmed.

Kelvin Hopkins was accused in 2017 of inappropriate bodily contact and was suspended by the Labour occasion pending an investigation.

The ex-Luton North MP continued to sit down as an impartial till the final election final 12 months, when he opted to face down from the Home of Commons after a 22-year profession. The outstanding Eurosceptic cited his spouse’s well being as the rationale for standing down and has denied the allegations towards him.

A celebration spokesperson stated: “The Labour occasion takes all complaints of sexual harassment extraordinarily critically and they’re absolutely investigated consistent with our guidelines and procedures, and any acceptable disciplinary motion is taken.

“We’re upset that the occasion’s disciplinary processes didn’t attain a conclusion resulting from Kelvin Hopkins’ resolution to resign his membership.

“We’re establishing an impartial course of to research complaints, together with sexual harassment, to make sure complainants can really feel assured that in coming ahead they are going to be heard and get the justice they deserve.”

Labour activist Ava Etemadzadeh, who accused Hopkins of inappropriate bodily contact, tweeted on Friday: “Yesterday, I learnt that former Labour MP, Kelvin Hopkins, had resigned from the Labour occasion two weeks earlier than the listening to was meant to reconvene (first listening to was in August 2019).

“That is very disappointing information. I hope [Labour leader] Keir Starmer listens to my issues and fixes this damaged system.”

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