Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins: ‘I want to clear my name’

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Suspended Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins said he wants to “clear his name” after denying claims of sexual harassment. Labour activist Ava Etemadzadeh, 27, told the BBC that Mr Hopkins had hugged her inappropriately after a student event in 2014. The … Continue reading

Labour steps up harassment investigation into MPs Lewis and Hopkins

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Labour has stepped up its investigations into two MPs accused of sexual harassment. The cases of Ivan Lewis and Kelvin Hopkins have both been referred to an internal disciplinary committee. Mr Lewis said he would “co-operate fully,” while Mr Hopkins … Continue reading

Monday afternoon updates included Westminster sex scandal: Theresa May to call for ‘culture of respect’

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Tory rape claim: Andrea Leadsom ‘knew of criminal investigation but took no action’ Andrea Leadsom was told that police were conducting a criminal investigation after a senior Conservative was reported for an allegation of rape but did not take any further … Continue reading

Labour activist ‘felt isolated’ over complaint made against Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins

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A Labour activist who accused an MP of sexual harassment has told the BBC she feels disillusioned by how the party handled it. Ava Etemadzadeh, 27, said she was left feeling “very powerless and isolated” after Kelvin Hopkins was promoted … Continue reading