Labour MP Conor McGinn has whip suspended over complaint to party

Labour MP Conor McGinn has had the whip suspended after a formal complaint was made against him.

It is understood Mr McGinn, who represents St Helens North, has also been administratively suspended from the membership of the Labour Party pending an investigation.

No details of the complaint or what it relates to have been confirmed.

A spokesperson for Labour said they could not comment on individual cases.

Mr McGinn has been an MP since 2015 and previously served as the party's deputy national campaign co-ordinator, seeking to help Labour win more seats at elections.

He has also sat on the frontbench as a shadow Cabinet Office minister and a shadow Home Office minister, as well as holding roles in the shadow whips office.

The MP becomes the fifth from Labour to face investigation under the party's new complaints process, with all of them sitting as independent MPs while probes are carried out.

Sky News has approached Mr McGinn for comment.