Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle Central, has begun the formal process which could see shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein stripped of his UK honours.
The Labour MP has written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood to start the formal process of stripping Mr Weinstein of his CBE.
Sir Heywood chairs the committee, which decides whether individuals should have their honours removed.
In her referral, Ms. Onwurah highlighted Weinstein’s expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Her letter to Sir Heywood points out that ‘one of the criterion listed by the Government for forfeiture of an honour is if the individual in question is ‘censured or struck off by a professional or regulatory body for something directly relevant to their honour’.
Harvey Weinsteion is the man behind many Hollywood blockbusters but is now at the centre of an ever deepening scandal.
It follows a string of allegations of sexual harassment from women who have worked with him, including A-list actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Weinstein has also been expelled from the Oscars organising committee who said the era of "wilful ignorance" on "sexually predatory behaviour and workplace harassment in our industry is over".