Westminster Sex Pests

Liberal Democrats refer rape allegation to police and suspend party member pending investigation

LibDem HQ Accused of Hushing Up Rape Allegation The LibDems have finally been dragged into the Westminster sex scandal after a series of allegations were raised online over the weekend. One activist claims LibDem HQ hushed up a rape complaint … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

Monday morning developments – Six Labour MPs and one party official named on sleaze list

Growing number of MPs under scrutiny over conduct claims A growing number of MPs are being investigated over allegations about their past conduct towards women. Ex-ministers Daniel Poulter and Stephen Crabb are the latest Tory MPs to be referred to … Continue reading

Tory Whip Chris Pincher refers himself to the police after claim of unwanted pass at former Olympic rower & more Sunday evening updates

We have seen MPs standing down from the Cabinet and suspended from their parties but we need to go further Labour MP John Mann reveals his ‘seven demands for Parliament to clean up its act’ following sexual misconduct scandal At … Continue reading

Damian Green says computer porn allegations are ‘political smears’

Theresa May’s most senior minister has denied a claim that police found pornography on his computer during a raid on his Westminster office in 2008. First Secretary of State Damian Green said ex-police chief Bob Quick’s claims in the Sunday … Continue reading

Theresa May’s chief of staff and new defence secretary ‘sat on’ claims over Westminster sleaze scandal

Theresa May is under pressure to disclose what two of her closest allies knew about allegations made against senior Conservatives, amid claims they “sat on” accusations about MPs’ conduct. The Telegraph understands that concerns about the behaviour of Sir Michael Fallon, … Continue reading

Labour MP apologises for ‘unwelcome’ behaviour towards female colleagues but denies harassment

Labour MP apologises for ‘unwelcome’ behaviour towards female colleagues but denies harassment Ivan Lewis, who was International Development minister under Gordon Brown, made the denial in a statement after a woman reportedly alleged he repeatedly touched her leg and invited … Continue reading

Anna Soubry interview: ‘Fallon didn’t just touch a knee — there were sex assault complaints’

A political system that protects predators must change, Anna Soubry says When Anna Soubry was the only female reporter at Central television she had a way of dealing with sexism in the newsroom. “I’d say, ‘Imagine if your daughter came … Continue reading

Westminster harassment claims have ‘exposed gaps’ claims Tory MP

A Conservative whip has suggested his party could have done more in the past to make members aware of procedures for reporting sexual harassment, amid fresh revelations of misconduct by MPs. The Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew said recent allegations had … Continue reading

Sexual harassment claims are ‘no witch hunt’, says Harman

Labour MP Harriet Harman has told BBC News that the string of allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against MPs is not a witch hunt. She said: “There are a lot of men saying this has been blown out of … Continue reading

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke suspended after ‘serious allegations’

MP Charlie Elphicke has been suspended by the Conservatives after “serious allegations” that have been referred to the police, the party has said. Mr Elphicke, a former party whip who has been the MP for Dover since 2010, has denied … Continue reading

Labour appoints independent expert to examine sexual harassment complaints

Labour appoints independent expert to examine sexual harassment complaints Top QC will lead probe into allegations prominent activist Bex Bailey was raped at a party event and then advised not to report it by a senior official. Labour will appoint an … Continue reading

Clive Lewis accused of groping woman at Labour’s 2017 conference

Exclusive: A Labour activist says the prominent MP inappropriately touched her at Momentum’s fringe event Labour is investigating an official complaint that a prominent MP groped a woman at the party’s annual conference just weeks ago, The Independent can reveal. … Continue reading

Andrea Leadsom did not call for Fallon’s sacking says No 10

No 10 has insisted Andrea Leadsom did not call for Sir Michael Fallon to be sacked from the cabinet amid reports she complained about his conduct. The Sun and Daily Mail said the Commons leader complained about the ex-defence secretary … Continue reading

Labour activist ‘felt isolated’ over complaint made against Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins

A Labour activist who accused an MP of sexual harassment has told the BBC she feels disillusioned by how the party handled it. Ava Etemadzadeh, 27, said she was left feeling “very powerless and isolated” after Kelvin Hopkins was promoted … Continue reading

May warns Damian Green’s allies to take victims seriously & More…

Who? Shock at MoD’s latest recruit Gavin Williamson Shock and curiosity were the prevailing sentiments at the Ministry of Defence yesterday after Gavin Williamson was named the new secretary of state. “Gavin who?” said several insiders as the former chief … Continue reading

BBC’s ​Laura Kuenssberg: critics are trying to silence me

Political editor speaks for first time about abuse and criticism she has received at meetings and in the media The BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, said the abuse and threats she faced were meant to try to silence her, as … Continue reading

Breaking News – Labour suspends MP Kelvin Hopkins

Labour has suspended Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins “on the basis of allegations received” by the party. The party has not given any details of the nature of the claims but said he had had the whip withdrawn while an … Continue reading

Theresa May facing backlash from ‘seething’ Tories after appointing former chief whip Gavin Williamson as Defence Secretary

Theresa May is facing a Tory backlash over her decision to appoint Gavin Williamson as the new Defence Secretary as Conservative MPs claimed it was the action of a “shell-shocked” Prime Minister. Mr Williamson’s elevation from Chief Whip stunned Westminster on Thursday … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Nod to North in May’s reshuffle – now can our Ministers please get on with the job?

THERESA May will be desperately hoping that her new Cabinet choices are sounder than Sir Michael Fallon, the supposed ‘safe pair of hands’ who had to resign as Defence Secretary in the wake of Parliament’s sexual harassment scandal. Cabinet shuffle … Continue reading

Fallon resigns as new sleaze claims emerge & more…

May announces emergency meeting of party leaders to discuss Westminster sex scandal Theresa May has called a crisis meeting of all party leaders in the Commons on Monday to discuss sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. The prime minister made the … Continue reading

Theresa May: Take sex abuse claims to police & more of today’s developments …

More Westminster sexual assault allegations emerge as Tory aide says her drink was spiked with a ‘date rape drug’ in Commons bar Woman claims Tory MP grabbed her by crotch from behind A new allegation of sexual assault in Westminster … Continue reading

We’ll sue, insist Tories named in Westminster sex dossier

Conservative MPs who claim they were wrongly named on a spreadsheet containing allegations of sexual harassment at Westminster are discussing legal action against its authors — but have been unable to identify them. A list of 40 Tory MPs alleged … Continue reading

Deputy PM should step aside during sleaze investigation, says Anna Soubry

The Tory MP Anna Soubry has questioned why Damian Green has not stood aside as first secretary of state during an investigation into claims that he made inappropriate advances to a female journalist and Tory activist. Theresa May has referred … Continue reading

More Tory MPs named in the ‘dirty dossier’

Revealed: Nine Tory MPs on the so called ‘sex dossier’ – with some included for already known relationships A Tory Minister and an MP have been accused of paying women to be silent in a so-called ‘dirty dossier’ being shared … Continue reading

40 Tory MPs on Westminster sex list

A list of 40 Tory MPs alleged to have behaved improperly or had relations with colleagues in Westminster has been published online. A screenshot of the spreadsheet — which has circulated in Westminster for the past two days — was … Continue reading

Ministers face being fired in sex-pests crackdown

● Government to act against ‘inappropriate behaviour’ ● MPs warn of Commons witch hunt Ministers face being sacked if they make parliamentary staff feel uncomfortable under new anti-harassment rules to be introduced within days, the leader of the Commons said … Continue reading

Westminster sex scandal could be worse than MPs’ expenses, Tories fear

Five more Tory MPs added to Westminster’s dirty dossier Five further Tory MPs, including a member of the 2017 intake, have been added to a dossier set up by parliamentary researchers amid growing allegations of sexual misconduct in Westminster. More … Continue reading

Dirty dossier accuses MPs of harassment and sex in offices

A group of Westminster researchers have compiled a dossier of almost 40 Conservative MPs, including several cabinet ministers, who are accused of making unwanted sexual advances or behaving inappropriately towards colleagues and junior staff. The spreadsheet, seen by The Times, … Continue reading

Labour MP ‘sexually harassed’ as young activist

All political parties have a “responsibility” to deal with sexual harassment, a shadow minister has said, following her own experiences as a young activist. Labour MP Cat Smith said she had to push away and run when a councillor attempted … Continue reading

MPs to discuss response to sexual harassment claims

Latest first on this rapidly developing story. Bercow tells parties to take responsibility for sex abuse The Commons speaker, John Bercow, today called for Britain’s political parties to “live up to their responsibilities” amid “disturbing” allegations of a “culture of … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Tories’ dirty dossier REVEALED

BREAKING NEWS: Tories’ dirty dossier REVEALED: Spreadsheet with allegations against THIRTY-SIX sitting Conservative MPs surfaces in Westminster Tory aides put together dossier which includes specific details of accusations One MP is said to be ‘handsy’ and another allegedly had sex … Continue reading

May urges reform of procedures to tackle Commons abuse

Theresa May has reacted to claims of harassment of staff at Westminster by calling for new grievance procedures. In a letter to Commons Speaker John Bercow, the PM said the current House of Commons disciplinary regime lacked “teeth” and needed … Continue reading

Mark Garnier investigated by Cabinet Office over sex toy errand

Conservative MP Mark Garnier is to face an investigation into whether he broke ministerial rules after he admitted asking his secretary to buy sex toys. The international trade minister also confirmed calling her “sugar tits,” according to the Mail on … Continue reading

Theresa May allows ‘serial sex pests’ to serve in her cabinet

The chief whip regularly updates the PM on drug-taking and sexual harassment Theresa May was embroiled in the Westminster sexual harassment scandal last night as Downing Street officials revealed that the prime minister gets weekly updates about the sexual indiscretions … Continue reading

Brexit Minister sent his PA to buy sex toys

Brexit Minister sent his PA to buy sex toys: New sexism storm as prominent Tory made his secretary get X-rated gifts ‘for his wife and a woman who worked in his constituency office’ and called her ‘sugar t*ts’ International Trade … Continue reading

Stephen Crabb sent young woman sexually explicit messages after rejecting her application for role in his office

A married former cabinet minister sent a young woman sexually explicit messages after rejecting her application for a junior role in his parliamentary office, a Telegraph investigation can disclose. Stephen Crabb, a devout Christian who stood for the Conservative leadership … Continue reading

Minister and three MPs accused of sex texts, misconduct and affairs

Four MPs, including a minister, have been engulfed in sexual misconduct allegations swirling around Westminster. The MPs, all male, are accused of harassing or propositioning young women inappropriately — in some cases over a number of years. One Labour member, … Continue reading

MPs complain sexual harassment claims still not being taken seriously

MPs complain sexual harassment claims still not being taken seriously Several parliamentarians believe staff members set to go public, which could lead to ‘number of resignations’ Senior MPs have raised complaints that allegations of sexual harassment are still not being … Continue reading