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Lord Mendelsohn quits Labour frontbench over Presidents Club dinner

The party said its international trade spokesman had stepped down at the request of Jeremy Corbyn

    Lord Mendelsohn (Screenshot: YouTube)
    Lord Mendelsohn (Screenshot: YouTube)

    Lord Mendelsohn has stepped down from the Labour party front bench at the request of its leader Jeremy Corbyn in the wake of the Presidents Club dinner scandal.

    A spokesman for the party said: “Jeremy Corbyn has this evening asked Lord Mendelsohn to step back from the frontbrench as he attended the Presidents Club dinner and he has agreed to do so.”

    According to a Financial Times expose this week, female staff were allegedly sexually harassed at the elite men-only fundraising event.

    The party had earlier explained that Lord Mendelsohn, shadow spokesman for  international trade, had attended part of the dinner as “president of a charity that received support from the event. Lord Mendelsohn did not seen any of the appalling incidents described in the report but he unreservedly condemns such behaviour.”

    Lord Mendelsohn is co-president of Norwood.

    Yesterday, Harvey Soning, a trustee of the Presidents Club, stepped down as chairman of trustees of JCoSS.

    David Meller, another Jewish board member of the club, resigned the day before as a non-executive director for the Department for Education.

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