Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape, expelled from Commons

A Tory MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault offenses committed over a seven-year period.

The deputy, whose identity has not yet been revealed, is currently in police custody. He has also been told not to attend sessions of Parliament while an investigation into the case is ongoing.

“The Chief Whip has requested that the MP concerned not report to the Parliamentary Estate while an investigation is underway. Until the conclusion of the investigation, we will not comment further, “said a statement from the office of the Conservative whips.

A Met Police spokesperson shared: “In January 2020, the Met received a report regarding alleged sexual offenses which occurred between 2002 and 2009. The offenses allegedly took place in London. »