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Transgender model quits Labour role after 1 week

Adviser: Jeremy Corbyn and Ms
Bergdorf before she stepped down

TRANSGENDER model Munroe Bergdorf has quit as an LGBT adviser to a Labour MP after just a week over criticism of her ‘offensive’ tweets.

She said she would not take up her post on a panel set up by shadow women and equalities minister Dawn Butler because she did not want to prove a ‘distraction’ to its work.

Conservatives had criticised the appointment, highlighting Ms Bergdorf’s claims that ‘all white people’ are racist and that the Suffragettes were ‘white supremacists’.

Tory MP Helen Grant wrote to Ms Butler last week, saying: ‘The kind of language Bergdorf has used has no place in public life, and ought to be condemned by all those who are serious about promoting equality.’

Ms Bergdorf, 31, who was dropped as a model for L’Oréal last year over racism claims, confirmed her withdrawal on Twitter yesterday.

The model, who has apologised for ‘juvenile jokes’ made when she ‘hadn’t yet transitioned’, said she refused to be ‘painted as a villain’ and her decision was due to ‘endless attacks by the Conservative right-wing press and relentless online abuse.’