Simon Danczuk MP
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MP denies pursuing teenager 'for sex'

Calls have been made for Labour MP Simon Danczuk to resign following his admission that he sent lewd texts to a 17-year-old girl.

The Rochdale MP has blamed a "drink problem" for the explicit messages he sent to Sophena Houlihan but denies pursuing the teenager for sex.

Mr Danczuk has been suspended from the Labour Party while an investigation takes place into his conduct.

A protest by about 30 people outside his constituency office in Rochdale called for him to step down as the town's MP.

  • 04 Jan 2016