Suspended MP won't stand at general election

Geraint Davies
Geraint Davies said he still had not been given a chance to clear his name [House of Commons]

An MP who was suspended last year amid accusations of "completely unacceptable behaviour" has announced he will not stand at the general election.

Geraint Davies, who represents Swansea West, was suspended from Labour last June following what the party called "incredibly serious" allegations.

According to the Politico website, five women had claimed Mr Davies subjected them to unwanted sexual attention, both physical and verbal.

In a recent social media post he said he still had not been given a chance to clear his name.

The MP, who has represented Swansea West for 14 years, added that he did not recognise the allegations made against him.

On Tuesday, Mr Davies took to X (formerly known as Twitter) saying: "Having been suspended a year ago, following anonymous allegations posted in the media, I am disappointed that I am yet to have a Labour Party hearing and the opportunity to clear my name.

"As a result, I am unable to stand as a Labour candidate in the forthcoming general election and will continue to pursue a fair hearing after it."

Last year three female MPs revealed to BBC Wales that they had been warned about Mr Davies during their first weeks in Westminster and said they were told by colleagues to "watch out" for him.

The Labour Party has been asked for a response.