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Suspension of Shadow Labor Minister over allegations of misconduct


A shadow Labor minister has been suspended by the party over a complaint about his alleged behaviour.

Bambos Charalambous, the Shadow Foreign Secretary and Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate, was the subject of a formal complaint to Labour’s independent complaints procedure.

Mr Charalambous, who said he will “fully cooperate” with the review, has had the whip removed and has been administratively suspended by the party.

Mr Charalambous tweeted: “I am aware there is an allegation that needs to be investigated by the Labor Party.

“It is good and appropriate that the trial can take place. I will fully cooperate and play my part fully.

“It is not appropriate at this time to comment further on that.”

Mr Charalambous has been contacted for comment.

It comes just over a week after the party suspended MP Geraint Davies following allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women. Two formal complaints were subsequently made to Labour, including one from a sitting Labor MP.

Labour’s new grievance procedure, signed at party congress last autumn, covers all protected characteristics, including race, disability and sexuality, and all forms of discrimination.

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