"I am astonished by the National Constitutional Committee's (NCC) perverse determination of Marc Wadsworth's case.
"It flies in the face of the evidence that was presented and offends against the principles of natural justice.
"The NCC's decision has all the hallmarks of predetermination and tramples on the Labour Party's record of standing up fairness.
"I will therefore continue to stand four-square behind Marc and assist him in his efforts to clear his name, and his reputation as a veteran anti-racist campaigner, which have been besmirched by this absurd NCC ruling."
Member of Parliament for Derby North