Simon Danczuk, who has been MP for Rochdale since 2010, has been suspended by Labour [Image: Jon Super for the Guardian].


Danczuk has been a poster-boy for Labour’s far-right, and a highly vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn, since the latter became leader of the Labour Party.

While the suspension concerns his personal – and not his political – behaviour, it can only impact on the credibility of those who have been rebelling against Mr Corbyn’s leadership.

MP Simon Danczuk’s membership of the Labour party has been suspended following allegations he sent sexually explicit messages to a 17-year-old girl, the party has announced.

In a statement the party said: “The general secretary of the Labour party has today suspended Simon Danczuk’s membership of the party, pending an investigation into allegations published in the media today.

“A full investigation will now take place under the authority of the national executive committee, which will be responsible for determining any further action.”

In a tweet Danczuk said: “My behaviour was inappropriate & I apologise unreservedly to everyone I’ve let down. I was stupid & there’s no fool like an old fool.”

Source: Labour MP Simon Danczuk suspended over explicit text message allegations | Politics | The Guardian

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