A Labour MP has said he is “horrified” by the sexual harassment allegations which have hit Westminster.

MP for Ilford North Wes Streeting has called on Parliament to introduce more efficient procedures for victims to report abuse without fearing for their jobs.

The scandal saw dozens of MPs accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour and an activist claim she was raped by a senior Labour official in 2011.

Mr Streeting said: "I am horrified by some of the accounts we've heard of sexual harassment, assault and bullying in Parliament.

“These should serve as a wake-up call for all MPs and result in practical steps to improve HR procedures, particularly to make sure that all staff have access to independent third party reporting if they're victims of bullying or harassment.

“No one should go to work fearing their boss.

“Given the prevalence of sexual harassment in all workplaces, MPs should be setting the standard for others to follow, not bringing Parliament and our political system into disrepute."