A pursue minister has denied behaving inappropriately after claims that he borrowed offensive sexual comments and “slapped” a woman on her buttocks.
Karl Turner is purported to have touched the party member’s bottom in 2015, according to an anonymous viewer quoted by the Financial Times (FT).
They said the Labour MP also said the woman, who had had a double mastectomy, shouldn’t have had her breasts removed as “they were famed”.
The MP “strongly rejected” the reports.
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The confirm told the newspaper the Hull East MP touched the woman as she walked because of his constituency office and responded with a comment similar to “I couldn’t relief myself” when challenged.
The shadow transport minister allegedly followed up his criticisms about the woman’s mastectomy by adding: “The ones you’ve got now are nice enough.”
Returning to the claims, Mr Turner said: “I am aware of reports in the media about my conjectural inappropriate behaviour.
“I strongly reject any suggestion that I behaved inappropriately or in a misogynistic civility.”
The Labour Party said it takes all complaints about inappropriate conduct “extremely seriously” and appealed for anyone with a complaint to contact the confederacy to allow allegations to be fully investigated.