Ivan Lewis apologises as the third Labour MP to face harassment claims

A Labour MP is being investigated by the party after being accused of sexual harassment.

Ivan Lewis, 50, who was a minister under Gordon Brown, is the third Labour MP to be investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct after a formal complaint was made about him.

The nature of the complaint was not disclosed yesterday but he acknowledged last week that his behaviour towards some female colleagues had made them uncomfortable.

Mr Lewis made the admission after a woman told the Buzzfeed website that he had repeatedly touched her leg and invited her to his home at a Labour Party event in 2010, when she was a 19-year-old student.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/ivan-lewis-apologises-as-the-third-labour-mp-to-face-harassment-claims-gllqmfdgc

Labour MP Ivan Lewis investigated after harassment claim

Labour is investigating one of its MPs after it was claimed he had made unwanted sexual advances towards women.

The party said it had received a complaint about Bury South MP Ivan Lewis’s conduct.

It refused to discuss details of the allegation, but said it took all complaints of sexual harassment “extremely seriously”.

Mr Lewis previously denied making any “non-consensual sexual comments or sexual advances towards women”.

In a statement, he said he was sorry if his behaviour towards women he worked with had made anyone feel “awkward”.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-42006668

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