MP Lewis referred to NEC over claims

LABOUR MP Ivan Lewis’ suspension for alleged sexual harassment has been referred to the party’s National Constitutional Committee by Labour’s National Executive Council’s sexual harassment committee.

The MP for Bury South was suspended in December after several women said he had sexually harassed them, including one woman who claimed that, when she was 19, he had repeatedly touched her leg and asked her back to his house at a Labour social event.

Lewis denied all allegations, but apologised for past behaviour that, he acknowledged, had made women feel “uncomfortable”.

But a Labour spokesman said: “After consideration of statements provided by the complainant and the respondent, the NEC’s sexual harassment panel has agreed that on the balance of the evidence, the matter should be referred to a full hearing of the National Constitutional Committee.”

The Jewish Telegraph believes this decision was made in December.

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