Tories Suspend Whip From Charlie Elphicke

The Tories have suspended the whip from Charlie Elphicke tonight. Allegations referred to the police. New chief whip Julian Smith has only been in the job 24 hours, taking very swift action in dealing with this…

UPDATE: Statement from Smith:

“I have suspended the Conservative Party Whip from Charlie Elphicke MP following serious allegations that have been referred to the police.”




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