Labour frontbencher branded Tory MP 'a secret weapon because men want to sleep with her'
The woman is described as a 'rising star' in the Tory party
A female MP has accused a member of Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet of making inappropriate comments by claiming she was a “secret weapon” because men want to sleep with her.
Labour said if a complaint was made about the issue it would be taken “extremely seriously”.
The MP was described as being a “rising star” of the party at an event.
She said that before she could reply, the shadow cabinet member had intervened to describe her as “a secret weapon” because “women want to be her friend” and men want to sleep with her.
“She is a vote winner.”
A Labour spokesman said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints extremely seriously.
“They are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures, and any appropriate action is taken.”
It is understood no complaint has been made, but the party would encourage anyone with a complaint to come forward.
Westminster has been rocked by claims about lewd behaviour, with an investigation into a Tory MP accused of watching pornography in the Commons chamber and dozens of MPs – including three Cabinet ministers – reportedly facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Ben Wallace said “there’s no place for pornography in any workplace” and said there needs to be a cultural change in Westminster.
The Defence Secretary he said: “There is a range of allegations that go right across the House, go right across the parties.
“This is a problem, I think, about the overall culture of the House of Commons.
“It is late sitting, long nights with bars, and that very often leads, and it has done for decades, to behavioural challenges…"
He also told Sky News: “I think it’s really important that we think about ways to change the culture in the House of Commons”.