Such claims? – Tory MP

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PM “has con­fi­dence in her gov­ern­ment and her min­is­ters”.

Prom­i­nent Labour ac­tivist Bex Bai­ley says she was raped at a party event in 2011 and felt dis­cour­aged to re­port it as it could have dam­aged her ca­reer.

Labour says it takes Ms Bai­ley’s claims “ex­tremely se­ri­ously” and launches an in­de­pen­dent inquiry.

An anony­mous woman claims she was sex­u­ally as­saulted by an MP on a for­eign work trip last year and that her claims were not taken se­ri­ously.

Mrs May asks White­hall’s top man­darin to in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions that her ef­fec­tive deputy, Damian Green, made in­ap­pro­pri­ate ad­vances to­wards fe­male ac­tivist Kate Maltby in 2015.

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Do­minic sen­sual sex­ual ad­vances to­ward women.

The Bury South MP made the re­marks af­ter Buz­zFeed News Raab and Aid Min­is­ter Rory Ste­wart deny any wrong­do­ing af­ter they are both named on an un­ver­i­fied list of sex­ual mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions in West­min­ster.

The Prime Min­is­ter in­vites lead­ers of West­min­ster’s po­lit­i­cal par­ties to a cri­sis meet­ing to dis­cuss plans for tack­ling sex­ual abuse and ha­rass­ment.

Sir Michael re­signs as De­fence Sec­re­tary and ac­knowl­edges that “in the past I have fallen be­low the high stan­dards we re­quire of the armed forces”.

Labour MP Kelvin Hop­kins is sus­pended from the party over al­le­ga­tions of in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­duct made by party ac­tivist Ava Etemadzadeh, which he later “cat­e­gor­i­cally” de­nies. re­ported that a woman al­leged he had touched her leg and in­vited her to his house when she was 19 and at a Labour Party event in 2010.

Mr Lewis said he had “never made non-con­sen­sual sex­ual com­ments or sex­ual ad­vances to women”.

Sus­pended Labour MP Kelvin Hop­kins said he cat­e­gor­i­cally de­nied al­le­ga­tions of in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­duct made by ac­tivist Ava Etemadzadeh, which the party is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Tory for­mer min­is­ter Anna Soubry claimed to the Times that Down­ing Street had re­ceived a new al­le­ga­tion against Sir Michael Fal­lon be­fore his shock res­ig­na­tion as de­fence sec­re­tary.

The news­pa­per re­ported that Sir Michael said the claim was un­true and li­bel­lous.

Down­ing Street de­clined com­ment.

When he quit the Cab­i­net, Sir Michael said he was stand­ing down be­cause his be­hav­iour had “fallen be­low the high stan­dards re­quired”.

He apol­o­gised to ra­dio host Ju­lia Hart­ley-Brewer for an in­ci­dent in 2002 when he put his hand on her knee, but sources close to the MP said he “funda- to men­tally de­nied” claims he made a crude joke to Com­mons leader Andrea Leadsom.

Mean­while, Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn is hit­ting out at West­min­ster’s “warped and de­grad­ing” cul­ture of sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

Mr Cor­byn is us­ing a speech at his party’s North West con­fer­ence in Black­pool to­day to warn that abuse of power is “hid­ing in plain sight”.

He will say: “Labour is com­mit­ted not just to chal­leng­ing a warped and de­grad­ing cul­ture in West­min­ster, and across so­ci­ety, but to over­turn­ing it.

“Faced with the on­go­ing rev­e­la­tions about sex­ual ha­rass­ment, we must make this a turn­ing­point and a mo­ment of real change.

“We must say ‘ no more’. We must no longer al­low women, or any­one else for that mat­ter, to be abused in the work­place or any­where else.

“This is not about peer­ing into some dark re­cesses. This kind of abuse, sex­ism and misog­yny, has been hid­ing in plain sight.”

JEMAL COUNT­ESS

Net­flix has said it will not work with Kevin Spacey af­ter al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual as­sault and ha­rass­ment against the ac­tor

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