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Crusading MP Simon Danczuk: I felt suicidal

By James Tapsfield

Labour MP Simon Danczuk has spoken of the personal cost of his battle to expose child sex abuse, saying it left him depressed and helped wreck his marriage.

The member for Rochdale, whose bitter split from wife Karen has been played out in the media, previously investigated allegations against ex-MP Cyril Smith and pushed for action over other historical abuse claims.

But he told BBC Radio 4 that his experience had left him with suicidal thoughts.

Mr Danczuk said he went to the doctor after the election and was referred to a psychiatrist.

The MP, who first entered the Commons in 2010, said he was "in no doubt" that the problems affected his marriage.

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