MP Nigel Evans has Conservative whip restored

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STOCK PHOTOGRAPH - Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

as he gives an interview after he was cleared of rape and sexual assault.

LEP and Clitheroe Advertiser STOCK PHOTOGRAPH - Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans as he gives an interview after he was cleared of rape and sexual assault.

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Lancashire MP Nigel Evans has had the Conservative whip restored after he was cleared of committing a string of sexual offences.

Mr Evans, who represents Ribble Valley and stepped down as Commons deputy speaker to fight the allegations, was brought back into the Tory ranks following a meeting with Chief Whip Sir George Young.

It comes just over two weeks after a jury unanimously found the 56-year-old not guilty of nine allegations after a five week trial.

The decision to prosecute him was widely criticised.

A spokesman for the Conservative party “Nigel Evans met with Sir George Young, Government Chief Whip at No 9 Downing Street this morning, and the Conservative whip was restored to Nigel.”

 

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