Ashfield Youth MP placed under investigation over allegations of transphobia and political bias

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Ashfield’s newly-elected youth MP has been placed under investigation over allegations of transphobia and political bias, it has emerged.

The ‘aspiring Prime Minister’ said he decided to run for youth MP to “make a difference” for young people in the area.

The 13-year-old was sworn in on April 1, 2024.

Charlie Simpson shared with your Chad that has been placed under investigation by the UK Youth Parliament Steering Group over the allegations.

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Ashfield Youth MP, Charlie Simpson pictured with Reform UK MP Lee Anderson.Ashfield Youth MP, Charlie Simpson pictured with Reform UK MP Lee Anderson.
Ashfield Youth MP, Charlie Simpson pictured with Reform UK MP Lee Anderson.

He said: “Earlier today, I received notification that I am currently under investigation by the UK Youth Parliament Steering Group.

"The investigation stems from allegations surrounding my social media posts and comments, which have been reported as supporting a specific political party or group, as well as containing transphobic content that goes against the principles of equality and respect upheld by the Youth Parliament.

"I want to emphasise that during the ongoing investigation, I have decided to refrain from posting on social media in order to avoid any disruption to their work. I sincerely appreciate the support you have extended to me thus far. Thank you.”

If found guilty he could face a formal warning or suspension.

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Lee Anderson MP for Ashfield was approached for a comment about the investigation.

Mr Anderson said: “Charlie is 13 years old and still a child. If he has made a mistake then I am sure he will hold his hands up.”

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