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Jared O'Mara accuser wants apology from Labour MP after his 'misogynistic' slur

Sophie Evans says Jared O'Mara made misogynistic comments to her. Credit: GMB

The woman who claims Labour MP Jared O'Mara called her an "ugly b****" has called for him to publicly apologise.

Mr O'Mara has been suspended by the Labour Party while they investigate the allegations.

Sophie Evans, a constituent in Sheffield Hallam which Mr O'Mara represents, says he made the remarks to her during an altercation at a Sheffield nightclub in March.

"It was misogynistic, it was transphobic, and it was angry and aggressive," Ms Evans told ITV's Good Morning Britain.

"I just wanted people to know what he was like. I wanted people to know this is the man representing you."

Labour MP Lucy Powell had earlier called for Mr O'Mara's suspension.

Speaking on ITV’s After the News, the Manchester Central MP said: “One of the key questions you are asked when you become a candidate for the Labour Party - and you have to sign a contract to say this - is there anything in your past that would bring the Party into disrepute?

"And I don’t understand in all honesty Jared could have signed that paper.

“That’s why I think he should be suspended while that investigation is taking place,” she added.

Mr O'Mara "categorically denies" the claims made by Ms Evans, but was forced to apologise for other comments he posted online in 2004 where he joked about having an orgy with members of the pop group Girls Aloud.

Labour launched a probe into O'Mara’s alleged remarks a day after he resigned from his position on the Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee.

He ousted former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in the June election to become MP for Sheffield Hallam.