Abusive comments allegedly made by under-fire Labour MP Jared O’Mara to a constituent are “unacceptable” and could trigger an internal investigation, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said.
Mr O’Mara “categorically denies” the claim he called his Sheffield Hallam constituent Sophie Evans an “ugly bitch” just months before his election. On Monday Mr O’Mara resigned from his position on the Commons Women and Equalities Committee on Monday in a row over homophobic and sexist online comments posted more than a decade ago.
But a spokesman said the MP denies the latest claims against him, which date from March this year.
Yorkshire MP who made offensive online comments about Girls Aloud and Morrissey has changed his views, says Labour colleague
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has defended a Labour MP who quit a Commons committee after offensive online comments he posted before being elected came to light.
Yorkshire MP Jared O’Mara denies calling woman ‘ugly bitch’ in run up to election Ms Rayner said she was “happy to sit beside” Jared O’Mara because he had changed since making the remarks 15 years ago.
Sheffield Hallam MP Mr O’Mara resigned from his position on the Commons Women and Equalities Committee after the social media comments emerged.