Simon Danczuk steps back from child abuse campaign after it left him with depression and a wrecked marriage

A Labour MP who has played a leading role in the fight to expose historic child sex abuse in Westminster has said he is stepping back from his campaigning role due to depression.

A Labour MP who has played a leading role in the fight to expose historic child sex abuse in Westminster has said he is stepping back from his campaigning role due to depression.

Simon Danczuk, Labour MP for Rochdale, said the battle to uncover paedophilia in the highest echelons of power had left him needing psychiatric treatment and it had also helped wreck his marriage.

He split with his wife Karen Danczuk in a bitter public break-up last week. Karen took to Twitter this afternoon to say she was “very proud” of his admission and it was “the first step to getting better”.

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