The office of Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara was occupied on Wednesday by members of the Women’s Equality Party. About half a dozen protestors gained access to the independent MP’s Courtwood House office on Silver Street. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Charlotte Mead, leader of the Women’s Equality Party in Sheffield.
Sheffield branch leader of the Women’s Equality Party, Charlotte Mead, has questioned Labour’s decision to reinstate Jared O’Mara following his suspension last year. O’Mara was suspended from the Labour Party following the discovery of homophobic and misogynistic posts on his social media account. Labour said the Hallam MP should be given a formal warning with a mandatory requirement to attend training. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Liberal Democrats prospective parliamentary candidate for Sheffield Hallam, Laura Gordon, has begun holding surgeries in the constituency of suspended local MP Jared O’Mara. O’Mara has not been seen publicly since issuing an apology for a series of offensive online comments dating back to 2004 and has been reported to be limiting his parliamentary activities on the advice of his doctor. The MP has been suspended by the Labour Party pending an investigation into allegations of abusive remarks towards a woman at a Sheffield nightclub earlier this year. His team have said advice surgeries are still being held with his staff and people who have a problem can contact his office. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!