World News – GB – Labor MP Claudia Webbe accused of harassment


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Labor MP Claudia Webbe insisted she was ‘innocent of any wrongdoing’ after the prosecution announced she had been charged with harassment

The Leicester East representative, who was elected in the December 2019 general election, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on November 11

In a statement, Jenny Hopkins of the PSC said: « The PSC today decided that Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East, should be charged with harassment against a woman

« The criminal proceedings against Ms Webbe are now active and she has the right to a fair trial It is extremely important that there are no reports, comments or information sharing online that could in any way either prejudice these procedures »

The CPS said Ms Webb, 55, once faced harassment charges between September 1, 2018 and April 26, 2020

Responding to the PSC ruling, the Labor MP said: ‘I am innocent of any wrongdoing and look forward to proving it in court I will defend myself vigorously against these claims « 

Ms Webbe, formerly an Islington Councilor and a member of the National Labor Executive Committee (NEC), became an MP last year after longtime MP Keith Vaz resigned her seat in the winter election

She won 508% of the vote in December, but Labor’s sizeable majority in the constituency was reduced from over 22,000 votes in 2017 to 6,000 votes last year

Ms Webbe also unsuccessfully ran as a Labor candidate in the Lewisham East by-election in 2018 and prior to that she was political adviser to former London Mayor Ken Livingstone

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Claudia Webbe, Labor Party, Leicester East

World News – GB – Labor MP Claudia Webbe accused of harassment



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