Labour MP suspended over 'anti-Semitic' comments

Naz Shah pictured here in the House of Commons Credit: House of Commons
  • Report by ITV News correspondent Lewis Vaughan-Jones.

Labour MP Naz Shah was suspended from the party on Wednesday pending an investigation over alleged anti-Semitism.

A party spokesman said the Bradford West MP had been suspended over social media posts said to be anti-Semitic.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn previously reprimanded Ms Shah for the comments - made before she was an MP.

"Jeremy Corbyn and Naz Shah have mutually agreed that she is administratively suspended from the Labour Party by the General Secretary", a party spokesman said.

"Pending investigation, she is unable to take part in any party activity and the whip is removed".

The announcement came just an hour after Ms Shah made the latest in a series of apologies over the posts - telling the House of Commons she "profoundly" regretted her behaviour and insisting she had since learned.