Ava Etemadzadeh

Ava Etemadzadeh

Labour Activist and Sexual harassment campaigner. She is MA Student at King’s College London University and Treasurer at the Young Fabians. 

She has publicly spoken about her experience with a Labour Member of Parliament, Kelvin Hopkins when she was the Chair of Essex Labour Students. She has highlighted the inequity suffered by her complaint of Sexual Harassment not being dealt with in a timely, effective and sensitive manner.  She has accused the party of failing to show "respect, seriousness and transparency" in handling her complaint of inappropriate behaviour. Ms. Etemadzadeh states she was  fobbed off without any action whilst Kelvin Hopkins with the unresolved allegation found himself promoted by Jeremy Corbyn with a shadow cabinet position. Her initial complaint was in 2015 but was only sent has been sent to the Labour Party’s disciplinary body,  National Constitutional Committee (NCC) for a full hearing in January 2018 after she went public with her allegation.