Jared O’Mara has accused Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party of a “harsh and unforgiving environment” which led him to be “weak.”
The former Labour MP, who was previously suspended from the party, has released a statement addressing mental health issues and a recent Twitter scandal.
He claimed he received “no support” from Mr Corbyn or his party and “the bullying he [Mr Corbyn] and his staff had put me through caused me to leave the party in July last year.”
The statement slamming the Labour leader came after an incident yesterday in which Mr O’Mara’s communications chief dramatically resigned through the MP’s Twitter account.
In response to the series of expletive-laden resignation tweets posted by Gareth Arnold, Mr O’Mara said his former colleague was the “Noel to my Liam”.
"Thank you for sticking with me like I am sticking with you. How anyone put up with for this long is a mystery! That's what mates should do. I wish you a good break, you have earned it,” he said.
Mr O’Mara announced he will be taking time out to seek professional help and said a follow-up statement will be issued regarding his position in the coming weeks.
The MP for Sheffield Hallam also apologised to his friends, family and constituents, saying: “I have not been honest with you about the depths of my depression and self-loathing.”