My statement on today's NCC decision

I welcome the outcome of this investigation and am relieved that after nearly two years this matter has finally been resolved.

I am incredibly grateful for the support I have received throughout this ordeal from my friends and colleagues. I would also like to pay tribute to the hard work and professionalism of Labour Party staff who have had to deal with this case and many others, often in the face of vicious criticism.

Abuse, bullying and intimidation have no place in our movement, as today's announcement has proven. I hope that this decision represents the first step towards a return to the values of decency and respect throughout the Labour Party.