'˜He delved for a kiss that wasn't invited'

All political parties have a 'responsibility' to deal with sexual harassment, Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has said, following her own experiences as a young activist.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 3:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:09 am
Labour MP Cat Smith

Labour MP Cat Smith said she had to push away and run when a councillor attempted to kiss her after a party.

She was speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme yesterday.

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Ms Smith, who is the shadow deputy leader of the Commons and shadow minister for voter engagement and youth affairs, said the incident took place many years and involved a senior Labour councillor with “a bit of a reputation”.

“As I was leaving, he chose to leave the party at the same time as me under the guise of wanting to walk me to the nearest station so I got home safely,” she said.

“He did try and hold my hand on that walk. I resisted and didn’t let him, but then once we got to the station he delved in for a kiss that definitely wasn’t invited.”