Debbie Abrahams MP has been sacked from Labour's shadow Cabinet

Debbie Abrahams claimed she was a 'victim of a bullying culture' Credit: Debbie Abrahams MP

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has been sacked from Labour's shadow Cabinet after an investigation into workplace bullying.

The Labour Party said in March that Ms Abrahams had "stood aside from her frontbench role while they investigate an employment issue".

The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said at the time she had not agreed to stand aside and claimed she had been a victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind".

A Labour Party spokesman said:

"After a thorough party investigation into allegations of workplace bullying, Debbie Abrahams has been referred to the NEC disputes committee. She has been relieved of her post as shadow work and pensions secretary."

Ms Abrahams counter claim of bullying by the Labour Leader's office has been thrown out by. She will now go to the NEC disputes panel and denies the bullying claims against her.

"I strongly refute the allegations of bullying made against me. I believe the investigations was not thorough, fair or independent.

I will continue to represent the people of Oldham East and Saddleworth, and to hold this Government to account, from the back benches."

– Debbie Abrahams MP