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Labour MP hits out over ban for sexting teen girl

By Andrew Woodcock

Scandal-hit MP Simon Danczuk voiced his disappointment after a Labour panel yesterday decided not to lift his suspension from the party.

The disputes panel of the party's ruling National Executive Committee decided to refer the matter to an internal disciplinary body that has the power to expel members.

The Rochdale MP was suspended in December 2015 amid criticism of sexually explicit texts he sent to a 17-year-old girl.

In a statement, Mr Danczuk said he had expected to be readmitted. He claimed his treatment was "unfair" when compared to Keith Vaz, who was not suspended following an encounter with male prostitutes.

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