Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tory MP who reported a senior Labour politician over child sex abuse claims says he is being vilified in response

A Tory MP who reported a senior Labour MP to the police over claims of child sex abuse said last night that he was the victim of a campaign of 'vilification' waged by the prominent individual.

Andrew Bridgen, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, waived his right to anonymity as the accuser to speak out against the backlash he says he has endured since reporting the Labour MP to police.

He says allies of the Labour MP have used a number of techniques to put pressure on him – including printing hundreds of copies of a Mail on Sunday report about Mr Bridgen and distributing them around Westminster.

Mr Bridgen also accuses friends of the Labour MP of bombarding the Commons authorities with Freedom of Information requests to obtain details of the Tory MP's expenses claims, and says he has been 'snubbed' by Speaker John Bercow in the Commons chamber.  (more...)

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