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

His partner also dumped him.

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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.

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