MP Jared O’Mara ‘deeply ashamed’ over texts to female employee

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Jennifer Barnes
Image caption Jennifer Barnes mentioned messages from the MP left her “in tears”

An MP accused of sending beside the point textual content messages to a female employee says he’s “deeply ashamed” of his movements.

Jennifer Barnes, 20, who labored for Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara, claims she won a lot of messages from him.

She mentioned the texts, proclaiming his love for her, had left her “in tears”.

Mr O’Mara, who has introduced plans to renounce from his seat, apologised and mentioned he had had “a complete mental breakdown”.

Ms Barnes set to work for Mr O’Mara in June and mentioned the “uncomfortable” messages started quickly after.

She mentioned she won a 17-paragraph message from the MP on WhatsApp two weeks in the past, prompting her to give up.

“I am in tears and I am just like ‘this is it, I can’t go back now’,” she mentioned.

“It almost makes me kind of shiver being spoken to by someone who is 17 years older than me, he is my boss, he’s an MP.”

In a observation Mr O’Mara mentioned: “I’m so sorry for the harm and misery I’ve led to.

“I had an entire psychological breakdown and I used to be no longer in my proper thoughts after I despatched the ones messages and I’m deeply ashamed and scared that I did that.”

Mr O’Mara was once elected because the Labour MP for the constituency within the 2017 common election, ousting former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

He now sits as an impartial MP, having give up Labour in 2018 after he was once suspended over alleged misogynistic and homophobic feedback posted on-line.

He mentioned his psychological well being had worsened since he left the Labour birthday party.

“I will not apologise sufficient to Jennifer and everybody else I’ve harm. I’m so sorry,” he added.

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Image caption Jared O’Mara has been an impartial MP since resigning from Labour in 2018

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