A Labour activist has revealed she was raped at a party event and that a senior Labour official discouraged her from reporting the attack.
Bex Bailey said she was told reporting the 2011 incident could “damage” her and that she was given no advice on what she should do next.
She told the BBC she was speaking out to urge changes to the way such cases are handled.
Ms Bailey said an independent body free from political “bias” was needed.
The issue of sexual abuse within politics and the parties’ response has come under the microscope after recent allegations about sexual harassment in Parliament.
Labour activist says she was raped aged 19 – and party official urged her not to report it
Bex Bailey said the senior colleague told her speaking out about the attack “might damage me”, adding: “I don’t think I was even given a cup of tea”
Bailey and what has the Labour activist said about being raped at a party event?
Miss Bailey said she was told that reporting the attack would ‘damage’ her future prospects by a Labour official
LABOUR activist Bex Bailey has revealed that she was raped at a party event – but told not to report it to the police.
Here’s what we know about the prominent campaigner, and what she’s said about the alleged attack.
Labour activist Bex Bailey tells the BBC the party told her not to pursue a rape allegation after she was attacked by a senior colleague. Bailey says she is waiving her right to anonymity to speak out. She was told not to report it because it might “damage” her.
Labour activist Bex Bailey claims she was warned not to report rape at party event because it could ‘damage’ her career
A Labour activist has claimed she was raped at a party event and then advised by a senior official not to report the attack because it could “damage” her career.
Bex Bailey, 25, has alleged she was attacked by a senior party figure, who was not an MP, at an event in 2011 when she was 19-years-old.
Leading Labour activist says she was raped at party event and told not to report it by senior staff
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A prominent Labour activist has revealed she was raped at a party event and then told not to report it by a senior member of staff because it might “damage” her.
Bex Bailey, who eventually won a seat on the Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee, said she did not receive the support she needed adding that she was not even “given a cup of tea” when she tried to raise the alarm in 2011.