Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara suspended as party investigates offensive comments

The Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara has been suspended from the Labour Party amid an investigation into offensive comments he reportedly made before his election.

Jared O'Mara

Over the course of the last three days, numerous reports have emerged of sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments that the politician posted to websites during his early 20s.

The 36-year-old has since apologised for some of the content, blaming it on a "lad culture" that "warped" his mindset.

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But senior Labour MPs last night joined opposition members in calling for the whip to be withdrawn while the party looks into the allegations.

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