Labour frontbencher Kate Osamor has quit her shadow cabinet post amid accusations she misled the public over her son’s drugs conviction.
The Edmonton MP said today she was stepping down. It comes after reports she verbally abused a journalist from The Times who asked her for a response to a story, threatening him and throwing a bucket of water over him.
Ms Osamor said she wanted “to concentrate on supporting my family through the difficult time we have been experiencing” as she quit her post.
Her son Ishmael, 29, was appointed as her senior communications officer in April 2016. He was found guilty of drug offences and was given a community sentence on October 19 this year.
She was challenged at her home this week by a reporter for the Times who asked for a response involving claims around her son’s court case.
The Times reported she said she “should have come down here with a bat and smashed your face in,” told him to “f*** off”, threw a bucket of water at him and called police after accusing the reporter of stalking her.
The reporter involved wrote online: “One of the more interesting door knocks I’ve ever done…”
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