UPDATE - Solihull MP accuses Tory party of denying right to fair hearing - The Solihull Observer

UPDATE - Solihull MP accuses Tory party of denying right to fair hearing

Solihull Editorial 8th Dec, 2022 Updated: 8th Dec, 2022   0

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight accused the Tory party of denying right to fair hearing and said in a statement he wasn’t spoken to by the Whips Office before his suspension.

He was suspended from the Conservative Party yesterday after he was accused of sexual assault.

He said in a statement on Twitter: “I have heard nothing from the police, the Whips Office or Parliament’s Internal Grievance Service, or been the subject of any investigation by the latter. Nor have I ever been warned or spoken to by the Whips office about any allegations of misconduct.

“I believe their withdrawal of the whip is wrong and unjustified. Some months ago I accepted the resignation of a staff member following a full enquiry into his conduct regarding House of Commons security issues and, separately, allegations of bullying against him.

“Subsequently, I have received what my lawyers advise are explicit threats involving blackmail as well as being at the centre of a campaign of rumour and innuendo.

“All matters are now with my lawyers and I will be recusing myself from Parliament until the matter is resolved.”


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