Published on 25 Oct 2017 Sections ,

Labour did not interview suspended MP before becoming a candidate

Political Correspondent

The Labour Party has tonight confirmed to Channel 4 News that newly-suspended MP Jared O’Mara was not interviewed before he became a candidate in the Sheffield Hallam constituency. Mr O’Mara lost the Labour whip today after being accused of verbally abusing a local woman earlier this year and a string of historic sexist and homophobic online comments emerged.