Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins denies sexual harassment claim

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Suspended Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has said he “absolutely and categorically” denies claims of sexual harassment.

Labour activist Ava Etemadzadeh earlier told the BBC she had been left feeling “powerless” after the MP was promoted – the year after her complaint.

She said he had sent her inappropriate text messages and made inappropriate physical contact while hugging her.

Meanwhile, Labour MP Clive Lewis has denied groping a woman at the party’s annual conference this year.

A Labour spokesperson said the party was investigating a formal complaint made against Mr Lewis.

However, in a statement, the former shadow minister said: “I know how I roll. I don’t squeeze women’s buttocks… They’re lying or they’re wrong.”

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