This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 6 °C Friday 21 February, 2020

Labour MP suspended after telling 17-year-old he wanted to spank her

His partner also dumped him.

Image: Twitter

A MEMBER OF parliament in England has been suspended from the Labour party after it emerged he had been sexting a 17-year-old girl.

The Telegraph reports that Simon Danczuk sent innappropriate messages to Sophena Houlihan, now 18, after she contacted him about a job in his constituency office.

The MP reportedly told the girl she made him “horny” and he wanted to spank her.

He split up from his wife earlier this year.

Today he apologised for his behaviour, describing it as “inappropriate”.

His partner Claire Hamilton, a Labour concillor, tweeted on 27 December that she had ended their relationship.

Houlihan told the Sun: “When I first got in touch I never expected the messages to get so graphic. At the time I played along with it, but now I feel like he duped me.”

Danczuk has been a prominent campaigner against child sex abuse following the 2012 grooming scandal in Rochdale.

The Labour party has launched an investigation into the sexting incident.

Read: ‘Affluenza’ teen who killed four people in crash caught after ordering a Domino’s pizza

Read: Six arrested in Belgium and armed officers’ leave cancelled in London ahead of NYE

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Órla Ryan

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel