Senior Labour MP Christina Rees has party membership suspended following bullying allegations

Christina Rees has had her party membership administratively suspended while the complaint is investigated

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A senior Labour MP has had the party whip suspended following reported allegations of bullying.

Christina Rees has had her party membership administratively suspended while the complaint is investigated.

The Neath MP – who was shadow Welsh secretary under Jeremy Corbyn – will now sit in the House of Commons as an independent.

The move followed complaints by staff working for her in her South Wales constituency, reports the Guardian.

Christina Rees
Christina Rees
The Neath MP will now sit in the House of Commons as an independent
The Neath MP will now sit in the House of Commons as an independent

Ms Rees said: “There has been a complaint made against me to the Labour Party, which is under investigation and I am therefore under an administrative suspension until the process is concluded.

“I’m not aware of the details of the complaint but I am fully co-operating with the investigation," she told the Guardian in a statement.

A Labour Party spokeswoman said: “We do not comment on individual complaints."

Ms Rees has represented Neath since 2015 and has been elected three times.

She took the seat after Peter Hain stood down at the general election in 2015.