A SENIOR ex-Labour MP has accused Jeremy Corbyn of ignoring child abuse victims and helping cover up sexual harassment.
John Mann made the explosive claims in a letter to the embattled Labour leader as he resigned from Parliament to enter the House of Lords.
Mann, the former MP for Bassetlaw, said Corbyn is not “fit to lead” and acted without “empathy, solidarity or any semblance of competence” when dealing with abuse victims.
He claims a staff member who accused Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins of sexual harassment was “hung out to dry” after whistleblowing.
Mann also accused Corbyn of ignoring requests from a social worker trying to expose systemic child abuse in Islington, and allowing an aide accused of sexual harassment to try and become a parliamentary candidate.
AIDES TRIED TO COVER UP LETTER
He blasted: “We all, on occasion, have power and how we use it is the most significant test of leadership. You have chosen to ignore the complaints of those without power.
“You made a choice on each occasion.”
Corbyn’s staff are said to have denied the letter’s existence in a desperate bid to deter media interest.
Corbyn was also accused of allowing a “mythology to grow” about him “and basking in its glory.”
The letter continued: “It is not true that you led the anti-apartheid movement. In fact, you supported the tiny City of London Trotskyist splinter group, on whose protest… you were arrested, despite the national movement demands at the time that all efforts needed to be concentrated on the ANC struggle.
“Your Trotskyist friends instead diverted attention onto a side issue about white South Africans.”
A Labour spokesperson said: “Investigations of this nature are overseen by independent specialists and all cases are anonymised, the party leader is in no way involved in these processes.”