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Bim Afolami: Tory MP claims Labour members trying to harass family

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Labour has said it takes all complaints of harassment seriously following allegations by a Conservative MP. Bim Afolami said he had been told some Labour members in his Hitchin and Harpenden constituency were trying to harass his family. The MP suggested on Twitter that there had been an attempt to identify where his children went to school, although they were still too young to attend. Mr Afolami said he had contacted police but had not made a formal complaint.He said he had also made Parliamentary authorities aware of the allegations.He told the BBC it was unacceptable to conduct politics this way and he intended to put people “on notice”. The Labour Party said it would investigate any evidence that was presented and that anyone with a complaint should come forward. Mr Afolami was elected to represent the Hertfordshire constituency in June’s general election.

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I have been informed that certain (by no means all) members of local Labour Party are seeking to harass my family,in particular (1/4)— Bim Afolami (@BimAfolami) October 29, 2017

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trying to identify where my little boys go to school (NB they are still too young to attend!).unacceptable to conduct politics this way(2/4)— Bim Afolami (@BimAfolami) October 29, 2017

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and this is one of the main reasons why many good ppl are put off entering public life.police and parliamentary authorities have been (3/4)— Bim Afolami (@BimAfolami) October 29, 2017

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Source: BBC Beds