Paul Farrelly denies fracas claims amid Labour probe

An MP has denied claims made in a newspaper he had “squared up” to a colleague in a House of Commons fracas.

The Mail on Sunday reported Paul Farrelly, the MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, “launched a foul-mouthed tirade” at fellow Labour MP James Frith.

Labour said it would be launching an investigation after it received “a number of complaints.”

Mr Farrelly confirmed he had “brief, cross words” with two Labour MPs.

The newspaper claims the incident happened in the voting lobby of the House of Commons after a late-night Brexit debate on Tuesday.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-42043582

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