28/08/2016 21:19 BST | Updated 30/08/2016 11:54 BST

Owen Smith Denies He Made A Joke About His '29-Inch Penis'

The Labour leadership election is hotting up.

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Owen Smith denied the claim circulating on social media

Owen Smith has denied making a joke about his “29-inch penis” at a Labour leadership campaign rally.

The Pontypridd MP, who was talking in Hull today, clarified a joke he made at the event.

It had been claimed Smith answered a question from an audience member who wanted to ask him a “personal question” by gesturing to his penis and saying “29 inches - inner leg measurement of course”.

But a spokesperson for Smith’s campaign told The Huffington Post UK the account was “inaccurate”.

“During an event in Hull this evening Owen was asked by a member of the audience ‘Can I ask you ask you a personal question?’” the spokesperson said.

“Owen said: ‘five foot, six inches, and 29 inch inside leg’.

“He then gestured to the inside of his leg.

“It was a self-deprecating joke about his height.”