Presidents Club furore claims Labour scalp as party ejects peer

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Lord Mendelsohn effectively sacked from party frontbench by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour peer Jonathan Mendelsohn has been effectively sacked from the party’s frontbench after he attended the men-only Presidents Club dinner, where “hostesses” were allegedly sexually harassed and groped.

A Labour spokesman said on Thursday: “[Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn has this evening asked Lord Mendelsohn to step back from the frontbench as he attended the Presidents Club dinner, and he has agreed to do so.

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