Monday afternoon updates included Westminster sex scandal: Theresa May to call for ‘culture of respect’

Tory rape claim: Andrea Leadsom ‘knew of criminal investigation but took no action’

Andrea Leadsom was told that police were conducting a criminal investigation after a senior Conservative was reported for an allegation of rape but did not take any further action.

A female Tory activist has revealed she reported the allegation of rape and concerns about the “toxic” culture in Westminster to David Natzler, the Clerk of the House of Commons.

She was led to believe that her concerns about the alleged attack would be passed to Ms Leadsom, the then Leader of the Commons, and Gavin Williamson, the then Chief Whip.

Read on… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/06/tory-activist-says-raped-senior-party-figure-commons-ignored/

Tory activist who claims she was raped by party figure says she was ‘ignored’ when she reported it to Commons authorities

The woman, known only as ‘Amanda’ says the culture in Westminster is “toxic” and “sex-fuelled”

A Tory activist who claims she was raped by a senior party figure claims she was ignored after reporting the alleged attack to House of Commons officials.

Read on… http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-activist-who-claims-raped-11475724

Westminster sexual misconduct allegations: the MPs accused so far

Eight Conservative MPs and four from Labour have been named since claims of unwanted sexual behaviour emerged

In the wake of the allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, a number of accusations have been made about unwanted sexual behaviour by MPs. The following have all been the subject of allegations:

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/06/westminster-sexual-misconduct-allegations-the-mps-accused-so-far

Some sexual harassment issues not yet in public domain, says PM

Theresa May defends response to Westminster scandal and says ‘a number of issues were raised with me that didn’t appear in the press’

Theresa May has defended her approach to the sexual harassment scandal sweeping Westminster, saying she has been made aware of more issues that are not yet in the public domain.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/06/some-sexual-harassment-issues-not-yet-in-public-domain-says-pm

Westminster sex scandal: Theresa May to call for ‘culture of respect’

Theresa May is to call for a “new culture of respect” ahead of a meeting with other party leaders to discuss the Westminster sexual misconduct scandal.

The PM will say in a speech later that people should know their complaints will be investigated properly.

It comes as several Conservative and Labour MPs are investigated over claims of sexual misconduct.

On Sunday Conservative MP Chris Pincher stepped down as a government whip after allegations about his behaviour.

Mr Pincher has also referred himself to police and the Conservative party’s complaints procedure following newspaper reports of allegations about his conduct in 2001 made by a party activist.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41881125

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