Labour MP quits equality committee over homophobic posts

Jared O’Mara made derogatory online comments about celebrities including Jamie Cullum and Morrissey in 2002 and 2004

The Labour MP Jared O’Mara has resigned from the women and equalities’ committee after it was revealed he had posted a series of homophobic and sexist comments on online forums, around 15 years before he was elected.

O’Mara apologised for a series of derogatory comments about celebrities posted in 2004 earlier on Monday and later resigned from the committee after it emerged further homophobic posts had appeared under his pseudonym on a separate website two years earlier.

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October 23rd, 2017 by