LONDON - Four British lawmakers have been accused of sexually abusing women at Westminster, according to a report which came as opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn warned that the abuse of women is “thriving” in the corridors of power.
Two MPs from Corbyn’s Labour Party and two from the Conservative Party of Prime Minister Theresa May have been accused of harassing and propositioning young women inappropriately, The Times reported on Saturday.
A government spokeswoman also said earlier that the prime minister has expressed concern about the recent allegation made against the MPs.
May has also urged victims of sexual harassment and abuse to go to the police, according to her spokeswoman, who said that the government was not aware of any allegations having been formally reported.
The issue of sexual abuse has come to the fore after a recent report said female researchers, aides and secretaries are sharing information on a WhatsApp group about their experiences of harassment and warn others about potential perpetrators.
Earlier this week, a BBC survey found out that half of British women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed at work or a place of study.