A FRONTBENCH Labour MP has been accused of branding a female colleague a “secret weapon” because men want to sleep with her.

The subject of the remarks, a Welsh Labour MP, told the BBC that it wasn’t the only incident of misogyny she has experienced at Parliament.

Labour said if a complaint was made about the issue it would be taken “extremely seriously”. However, the MP has decided against making a complaint, feeling it is not in her best interests to reveal her identity.

BBC Wales reported the MP was described as being a “rising star” of the party at an event.

She said that before she could reply, the shadow cabinet member had intervened to describe her as “a secret weapon” because “women want to be her friend” and men want to sleep with her.

“She is a vote winner.”

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A Labour spokesman commented: “The Labour Party takes all complaints extremely seriously.

“They are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures, and any appropriate action is taken.”

It is understood no complaint has been made, but the party would encourage anyone with a complaint to come forward.

Westminster has been rocked by claims about lewd behaviour, with an investigation into a Tory MP accused of watching pornography in the Commons chamber and dozens of MPs – including three Cabinet ministers – reportedly facing allegations of sexual misconduct.