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Labour MP accused of assaulting aide after discovering she is a lesbian

Labour MP accused of assaulting aide after discovering she is a lesbian

Carolyn Harris accused of yanking lesbian aide's hair

Police are investigating a British Labour MP for yanking the hair of a female aide after discovering she is a lesbian.

Carolyn Harris, a member of parliament for Swansea East, is said to have bullied and assaulted Jenny Lee Clarke.

The 39-year-old gay woman said the politician yanked her hair.

‘It was horrible – she kept pulling and pulling, I think my sexuality is the main reason for the attack.’

Clarke also claims Harris would embarrass her in the office by saying she wore ‘dyke shoes’ and asked her about her sex life.

She adds that she was promised a job if she kept quiet about the alleged assault, which happened in November 2014.

Clarke was sacked on 28 January for ‘gross misconduct’ and has taken her case to arbitration service Acas.

A Labour spokesman said: ‘Carolyn vigorously denies this allegation. It is town hall politics from a little place in South Wales. It’s a nest of vipers.’