Suspended Labour MP caught paying thousands of pounds of taxpayer cash to rent his office from a party colleague
- Jared O’Mara had the whip removed last October over social media comments
- The Sheffield Hallam MP had the Labour whip reinstated following a probe
- Labour issued O’Mara with a formal warning after their internal investigation
A shamed Labour MP has been using taxpayers’ money to pay a Labour councillor thousands of pounds in rent for his constituency office while suspended from the party.
Jared O’Mara had the whip removed last October over sexist and homophobic comments made on social media and for calling a woman an ‘ugly bitch’ at the Sheffield bar he used to run.
But, while suspended, he continued to serve as MP for Sheffield Hallam, the seat he won in June last year from former Lib Dem leader Sir Nick Clegg.
Labour MP O’Mara must ‘get on and represent his constituency’
The 36-year-old MP, who is paid more than £74,000 a year, made an unreserved apology when he was suspended in October for the comments he made online in his early 20s, blaming the “lad culture” he grew up with where the language was considered normal.