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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.

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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