India, Sept. 28 -- Labour MP Claudia Webbe, whose candidature in Leicester East - better known as 'Little India' - in the December 2019 election generated much resentment in the party, was on Monday charged with harassment against a woman and now faces a trial.

Webbe, reputed to be close to former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was nominated for the seat represented since 1987 by Keith Vaz. Claims of Indian-origin candidates such as Sundip Meghani were ignored in favour of Webbe, who went on to win in the Labour stronghold with a smaller margin.

Jenny Hopkins of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "The CPS has today decided that Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East, should be charged with an offence of harassment against one female"...