Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Labour steps up investigation into former Essex student’s ‘inappropriate behaviour’ allegations against MP Kelvin Hopkins

PUBLISHED: 17:57 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:57 12 January 2018

Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins. Picture: John Stilwell/PA Wire

Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins. Picture: John Stilwell/PA Wire

Labour officials have today stepped up their investigations into allegations of inappropriate behaviour against two MPs.

The party announced this afternoon that it would be referring Ivan Lewis and Kelvin Hopkins to their constitutional committee for a full hearing into complaints lodged against them.

Former shadow culture secretary Mr Hopkins has denied allegations made against him by Ava Etemadzadeh.

The 27-year-old claims the MP for Luton North acted inappropriately and sent her suggestive text messages after they met at an event at the University of Essex in 2014.

Ms Etemadzadeh was chair of the university’s Labour society at the time.

Mr Hopkins was reprimanded after Ms Etemadzadeh initially complained in 2015, but was later promoted by Jeremy Corbyn to his shadow cabinet.

The long-serving left-winger, 76, is now suspended from the party pending investigation of Ms Etemadzadeh’s complaint.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

A historic sundial at Christchurch Park in Ipswich which was restored to its former glory last year has been vandalised.

Train services running through Stowmarket station are returning to normal following an earlier broken down freight train but delays can still be expected.

Solicitors claim they are being inundated with queries from people who gave their houses over to an Ipswich-based company, which has since collapsed.

Neighbours have told of their shock over the unexplained death of a woman in a quiet Suffolk cul-de-sac.

A large-scale investigation has been launched into an Ipswich-based financial company

Police are treating the stabbing of an 18-year-old man in Felixstowe yesterday as a targeted attack.

A burglar who was arrested at home just 15 minutes after breaking into a property in Essex has been jailed.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24