Jared O’Mara MP was branded a ‘selfish, degenerate p***k’ by one of his staff members on his official Twitter account
The spin doctor of a former Labour MP thrown out of the party for homophobic and sexist comments has branded his boss a ‘selfish, degenerate p***k’ in an explosive Twitter rant from his official account.
Jared O’Mara, 37, sensationally unseated Sir Nick Clegg in the 2017 election and became the Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam.
But, almost immediately, O’Mara had been stripped of the Labour whip because of comments made online before standing for parliament.
His decade-old posts included inviting the band Girls Aloud to an orgy and joking about the musician Jamie Cullum being ‘sodomised to death’.
In a series of tweets from his official account tonight, a former staff member wrote: ‘Comms Team signing off.. forever: Jared, you are the most disgustingly morally bankrupt person I have ever had the displeasure of working with.
In the explosive Twitter rant, the former employee branded O’Mara a ‘morally bankrupt person’ who didn’t ‘care about anyone’ but himself
O’Mara was called a ‘selfish, degenerate p***k’ as the former employee fumed from his Twitter account
The staffer, Gareth Arnold, then signed off the rant with his own Twitter account, writing: ‘Consider this my resignation. Thanks’
‘You do not care about your constituents. You do not care about anyone but yourself.
‘I cannot and will not defend you and your vile, inexcusable contempt for the people who voted you in. You selfish, degenerate p***k.
‘My fear is that now (as I quit) the rest of the staff will leave and once again you will close your office and stop helping anyone but still take your wages until you have the decency to call a byelection.
‘Leaving constituents desperate for representation again. No matter if they are having their homes taken away, their liberaties disgraced or being deported because of your inaction.
‘Sheffield Hallam deserves so much better than you. You have wasted opportunities which people dare not to even dream of.’
The staffer tagged his own Twitter account as he signed off the rant, writing: ‘Consider this my resignation. Thanks Gareth Arnold.’
After the tweets went viral tonight, Mr Arnold started a poll on his own Twitter. He asked users whether Jared O’Mara was a ‘Prize Dingus’ or a ‘Massive Pranny’.
It comes just months after O’Mara shut his constituency office when all his staff either resigned or were sacked.
O’Mara – who was backed by Momentum during the 2017 election – announced in April that he was having a ‘temporary pause’ in handling casework until he hired new staff and moved into a new office.
He was unable to hold constituency surgeries or respond to phone calls or correspondence for around four weeks, sources said.
Furious constituents called for the MP to ‘do the decent thing’ and resign, claiming he is not properly representing them.
He has faced mounting pressure in recent months after failing to vote in key Brexit amendments and labelling his critics ‘football hooligans who smell of processed meat’.
Mr O’Mara said last year he was ‘deeply ashamed’ of the sexist and homophobic comments made in his early 20s.
Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding branded the posts ‘vile and obscene’ when they resurfaced.
She said at the time: ‘Whether he made them yesterday or several years ago, the fact remains they were made by a person who is now in high office.
‘When he was selected as a prospective parliamentary candidate how on earth did this not come up?
‘Was he not vetted? Did he really think he would get away with it?
Theresa May condemned O’Mara over his sexist comments and said women must be ‘given the respect they deserve’.
Asked about the comments during PMQs in the Commons, she said: ‘All of us in this House should have due care and attention to the way in which we refer to other people and should show women in public life the respect that they deserve.’
Labour readmitted Jared O’Mara to the party in July 2018 despite the controversy.