Simon Danczuk sent sex messages to 17-year-old local girl who 'asked him for a job'

Date published: 31 December 2015

Simon Danczuk, Rochdale's 49-year-old Labour MP, sent sex messages to 17-year-old Sophena Houlihan after she asked him for a job.

The Sun says many of the messages are too graphic to publish, however, messages they have published include one in which Mr Danczuk asks Miss Houlihan if she wants him to spank her, and another in which Mr Danczuk professes "I'm horny".

The full sordid details can be found in The Sun newspaper and on The Sun website:

Twitter went into meltdown as thousands vented their spleens in disgust at Mr Danczuk.

Miss Houlihan lives in Rochdale and studied Performing Arts at Hopwood Hall College.

Local reaction has been swift.

Councillor Andy Kelly said: "I have a 17-year-old daughter and I cannot put into words what I would feel or do if she was being groomed by a man of almost 50.

"This is rank hypocrisy from someone who has built his career on fighting child abuse, and follows on the heels of expense scandals, admissions of drug and porn use and the whole Danczuk circus that appears in the media.

"I, like many others in Rochdale, am fed up to the bottom of my heart with this excuse of an MP bringing our town down. If he refuses to resign then the Labour party must withdraw the whip. Enough is enough."

Labour councillor Colin Lambert, said: "Labour must now suspend him."

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "On 29 December 2015, Greater Manchester Police received a report from a member of the public that a man from the Rochdale area had been communicating inappropriately with a teenage girl.

"This matter was looked into and it has been determined that no offences have been committed."

Mr Danczuk did not respond to a request for comment.

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