MP Margaret Hodge sorry as cyclist is hit by car door
A senior Labour MP has apologised after hitting a cyclist with her car door after parking.
Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the high profile Public Accounts Committee, apologised to the cyclist after the incident which happened at around 6pm on Wednesday night.
The cyclist was said to be uninjured and neither ambulance nor police units were called to the scene, which was in her Barking constituency.
A spokeswoman for Mrs Hodge said the car was parked and the engine was not running when the clash occurred.
She said: "As she was getting out of the car, she struck a cyclist with the car door.
"She apologised profusely to the cyclist, he accepted the apology."