Following a complaint about his behavior, the Labour Party has suspended shadow minister Bambos Charalambous.
The PA news agency understands that a formal complaint was made against the Enfield Southgate MP to Labour’s independent complaints department, which immediately started an investigation.
Within 24 hours, his party membership was administratively stopped; as a result, he will no longer hold the Labour whip in Westminster while the investigation is ongoing.
After the suspension, Mr. Charalambous will serve as an independent member of Parliament and declared he will “cooperate fully” with the investigation.
I am aware that there is an allegation that requires investigation by the Labour Party.
It is right and proper that process is allowed to take place. I will cooperate fully and play my full part.
It is not appropriate to say anything further at this time.
— Bambos Charalambous MP (@BambosMP) June 9, 2023
He tweeted: “I am aware that there is an allegation that requires investigation by the Labour Party.
“It is right and proper that process is allowed to take place. I will cooperate fully and play my full part.
“It is not appropriate to say anything further at this time.”
It is believed that Mr. Charalambous has also resigned from his front-bench position on the shadow foreign affairs team.
We’ve reached out to him for comment.
Labour will not comment on the specifics of the complaint or its nature.
Just over a week ago, the party suspended MP Geraint Davies after several women accused him of sexual harassment.
According to the news website Politico, two formal complaints were later sent to Labour, including one by a serving Labour MP.