Labour MP ‘taunted her les­bian aide

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A SE­NIOR Labour MP taunted her of­fice man­ager about her sex­u­al­ity as a les­bian, a court heard.

Jenny Lee Clarke, 42, told a jury about the “hu­mil­i­a­tion” she suf­fered at the hands of Shadow Equal­i­ties Min­is­ter Carolyn Har­ris, 57, at a Labour con­stituency of­fice.

She ac­cused Mrs Har­ris of a cam­paign of em­bar­rass­ment against her once she found out she was gay.

Clarke, who was sacked by Swansea East MP Mrs Har­ris in Jan­uary 2016, wept as she told the jury: “She asked what I did in bed with my girl­friend and would say things like, ‘You’ve got your dyke boots on to­day’.”

Clarke is on trial ac­cused of forg­ing Mrs Har­ris’ sig­na­ture to give her­self a pay rise and lower her work­ing hours.

She de­nies the charge and the trial at Cardiff Crown Court con­tin­ues.

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