'Prominent Tory MP' is arrested over rape allegation

‘Prominent Tory MP’ is arrested over rape allegation: Politician is quizzed by police over sex attack and possession of a controlled substance

A leading Conservative MP has been arrested over an allegation of rape, it was reported today.  

The senior politician was interviewed by police yesterday. He was also questioned on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.

The claims, reported by The Sun, are the latest blow to Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Party, which has been damaged by a string of sleaze allegations. 

Former chief whip Chris Pincher was forced out of office last week over claims he groped a man at a party. 

And yesterday, Peter Bone – a former minister – was suspended from the Commons for six weeks for bullying and sexual misconduct against a member of staff. 

Another Conservative MP on bail over sexual assault allegations, which he denies.

The senior politician was interviewed by police yesterday. He was also questioned on suspicion of possession of controlled substances 

Yesterday’s allegations do not relate to either of those three men, The Sun reports. 

Mr Sunak party is currently done in the polls, and suffered two shattering blows last week when Labour seized true-blue strongholds Mid Beds and Tamworth, overturning massive majorities. 

Experts said the results put Sir Keir Starmer firmly on track for No10 next year. Although by-elections never translate directly, if replicated at a general election the 20-plus percentage point swings seen would see the Conservatives reduced to a rump of just 20 seats.

The public is also seemingly in favour of an election sooner rather than later, according to More in Common research.

Just 12 per cent believe the ballot should happen at the last possible date in January 2025, with 32 per cent backing next May.

A Surrey police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm a man was arrested yesterday morning (25 October) on suspicion of rape and possession of controlled substances.

‘He has been released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.’

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