Kate Osamor, Labour’s Shadow Equality Minister, criticised for seeking unpaid staff member


Kate Osamor, the Shadow Equality Minister and Labour MP for Edmonton, has been criticised for seeking unpaid help for her constituency office.

Osamor advertised the role on w4mp (work for an MP) and the job entailed working on community based projects, gathering data, presenting findings, general office support and learning about aspects of support in a constituency office.

The role stipulated that it would be “voluntary” and “expenses only”. The role also required a degree or equivalent and commitment for the length of the role.

After complaints Osamor withdrew the advertisement and said “it was a mistake”.