Labour officials will decide on Diane Abbott’s future in the party after she lost the whip over her comments about racism.
Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Pat McFadden would not say if Ms Abbott should not stand again for her London constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington at the next general election.
He said disciplinary matters “will be a matter for the chief whip and the leader”.
Ms Abbott had the Labour whip suspended after comments suggesting Jewish, Irish and Traveller people are not subject to racism “all their lives”.
Ms Abbott has been an MP since 1987, was the first black woman elected to Parliament and served as former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow home secretary.
Mr McFadden, who said the party had “no choice” but to take action against Ms Abbott, told BBC Breakfast her comments “were completely wrong”.
He said: “They were offensive to people and based on a very wrong idea that there can be some sort of hierarchy when it comes to victims of racism.
“Anyone who has looked at the history will know that Jewish people have suffered the most terrible racism. The history of the 20th century is very obvious.
Mr McFadden said Sir Keir Starmer is “determined to turn the page on some of the culture that had been in the Labour Party before he became leader and I’m sure that he will be resolved to make that change even more emphatic after yesterday’s events”.
After prompting widespread criticism for her comments, Ms Abbott apologised for any “anguish” caused, suggesting “errors arose” in her initial draft letter to the newspaper.
Labour said: “The Labour Party completely condemns these comments, which are deeply offensive and wrong.
“The chief whip has suspended the Labour whip from Diane Abbott pending an investigation.”