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Labour Shadow Minister Bambos Charalambous Suspended Over Conduct Allegations

Bambos Charalambous, Labour MP for Enfield Southgate, is under investigation after a complaint was made against him

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Shadow minister Bambos Charalambous has been administratively suspended from the Labour party pending investigation following a complaint about his conduct.

Charalambous, the Labour MP for Enfield Southgate, and Shadow Foreign Office Minister for Middle East & North Africa, is under investigation after a complaint was made against him, according to the Guardian

Under Labour's new complaint process, which was signed off at party conference last year,  Charalambous will have whip suspended while an inquiry is carried out as a precautionary measure, and he will sit as an independent in the Commons in the meantime. 

Charalambous told the Guardian: “I am aware that there is an allegation that requires investigation by the Labour party. It is right and proper that process is allowed to take place. I will cooperate fully and play my full part. It is not appropriate to say anything further at this time.”

Details of the formal complaint are not currently known. All protected characteristics are covered by Labour's complaints process, including race, disability and sexuality, and any discrimination.

The Labour MP was elected to Parliament in 2017 and has a majority of just over 4,000. He entered Keir Starmer's shadow ministerial team in December when he was appointed to the shadow foreign office.  

Labour has declined to comment any further. 

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