Labour MP suspended amid Westminster sex scandal

Kelvin Hopkins as he wins the 2010 election

Kelvin Hopkins as he wins the 2010 election

Mr Hopkins was suspended after allegations of sexual harrassment were made.

Labour has suspended MP Kelvin Hopkins, a former shadow cabinet minister, "on the basis of allegations" it has received.

The Labour Party has suspended veteran Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins tonight (Thursday), according to the BBC.

Mr Hopkins has served as MP for Luton North since Labour's landslide victory at the 1997 General Election.

"The Labour party takes all such complaints extremely seriously and has robust procedures in place to deal with them".

Hopkins has shown little interest in furthering his political career, though did have a brief stint on the Labour front bench, following a spate of resignations in June 2016. The following year, she invited him to speak at a Labour event at Essex University, where she was Chair of the university's Labour society.

In 2015, she reportedly accepted an invitation to meet the MP in Parliament, after which they are said to have exchanged text messages.

"He hugged me to say goodbye, held me too tight and rubbed his crotch on me, which I found revolting, she said".

It is understood the 76-year-old has been subject to a complaint of sexual harassment from a woman, which Sky News has established is Labour activist Ava Etemadzadeh, 27. Earlier in the week, Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, was forced to resign after admitting his behaviour had "fallen short".

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