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The MP for Barrow-in-Furness John Woodcock has resigned from the Labour Party.
He will continue to stand as an independent.
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Mr Woodcock has represented the Cumbrian seat since 2010.
He was suspended in April over claims he sent inappropriate messages to a former female member of staff.
He has denied the claim, which is being investigated by Labour, saying the allegation was "politically motivated".
A Labour spokesperson said:
“Jeremy thanks John for his service to the Labour Party.”
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