An MP has resigned as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development following her son’s drug conviction.

Edmonton MP Kate Osamor resigned after being brought in front of Parliamentary Conduct Panel regarding her relationship with her son Ishmael, who was caught committing drug offences last year.

Ishmael Osamor - then a Haringey councillor - was convicted of having £2,500-worth of drugs at a festival.

He was caught trying to take ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and cannabis into the Bestival festival in Dorset in August 2017 - nine months before he was elected as a councillor for Haringey.

Following his conviction, he resigned from his cabinet post on the council and later resigned as a councillor.

After Ishmael’s resignation, Ms Osamor was reported to the Parliamentary Watchdog panel by Tory MP regarding her "integrity" as she continued to employ her son as a researcher at her Westminster office last month.

She has now resigned and Dan Carden, MP for Liverpool Walton, has been appointed acting shadow secretary of state for international development.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked Ms Osamor, who was elected in 2015, for bringing "a new dimension" to her role as a shadow minister "by committing Labour to tackling global inequality as well as poverty".

Ms Osamor has been contacted for a comment.