Jared O'Mara: Jeremy Corbyn reportedly tried to get Sheffield Hallam MP to stay on equalities committee despite comments

Jeremy Corbyn reportedly tried to get Jared O'Mara to stay on equalities committee despite comments

The MP for Sheffield Hallam was suspended yesterday

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn reportedly attempted to dissuade Jared O'Mara from resigning his position on the Women and Equalities Committee. 

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail have posted reports of a private meeting the Labour leader held with MPs earlier in the week. 

Corbyn reportedly told his party that O'Mara shouldn't have had to resign from his committee role, after he posted a statement to apologise for his past remarks. 

O'Mara, the MP for Sheffield Hallam, had already left the committee after a string of misogynistic and transphobic comments made some 15 years previously came to light.

The allegations against O'Mara deepened after further claims made by Sophie Evans of an altercation in a nightclub back in March, and he was subsequently suspended from the Labour Party on Wednesday (October 25). 

The comments have drawn criticism from a range of people, from Prime Minister Theresa May to former Girls Aloud bandmember Sarah Harding, who was referenced by name in one of O'Mara's previous postings.

The spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn refused to comment on private meetings to both newspapers.