October 30, 2017 / 12:04 PM / a year ago

Britain's May 'deeply concerned' over reports of sexual harassment in parliament

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the EU summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is deeply concerned by media reports about the alleged misconduct of staff in parliament and believes any unwanted sexual behavior is “completely unacceptable”, her spokesman said on Monday.

“She is deeply concerned at the recent media reports regarding the alleged mistreatment of staff by some members of parliament,” her spokesman told reporters. “She has been clear that any unwanted sexual behavior is completely unacceptable in any walk of life and she strongly believes it’s important that those working in parliament are treated properly and fairly.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden

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