Labour Launch Grimy Tactics in Wakefield

A co-conspirator in Wakefield has just had this Labour leaflet posted through their letterbox, with convicted sex offender and now ex-MP Imran Ahmad Khan – who finally resigned last week – emblazoned on the front alongside the dire warning “how can you ever trust the Tories again”? They haven’t even found a candidate themselves yet, and already they’re implying the Tories are about to select someone with similar moral defects…

As per election law, the Leaflets are stamped with Labour’s address and data handling information. “Who will the Tories impose on Wakefield next?” seems a bit much. Maybe they’ll just find someone with an affinity for large tractors or something…

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Imran Ahmad Khan’s Exciting New Job

Congratulations are in order for sex offender and now ex-MP Imran Ahmad Khan, whose early retirement has allowed him to get round to updating his Linkedin profile. His fellow users were notified today with news of his latest job: Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds, the procedural title given to MPs quitting the Commons. An exciting opportunity with room for professional growth and development…

Linkedin even offers a few response suggestions for proud friends and colleagues to send to him after resigning in disgrace. Wow! Happy for you! How are you liking the new job?

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Imran Ahmad Khan Formally Steps Down

Convicted sex offender Imran Ahmad Khan has finally given up his Wakefield seat today following his conviction last month. Obviously he had to stick around to collect his April pay in full. Now, at last, he’s gone

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Crispin Blunt Told “Not Fit to Hold Public Office” By Councillor in Constituency Conservative Association

Just when the Tories hoped their expulsion of Imran Ahmad Khan from the party following his guilty sentencing this afternoon would end this latest chapter in party scandal, along came fellow MP Crispin Blunt. A few hours ago Blunt published a jaw-dropping statement in defence of Khan, in which he claimed elements of the proceedings were homophobic and said he hopes “for the return of Imran Ahmad Khan to the public service that has exemplified his life to date.” His statement has already resulted in three of Blunt’s colleagues on the APPG for LGBT+ rights resigning.

This evening Guido can reveal Blunt’s statement has outraged his local party, sparking a furious row in a local WhatsApp chat which Blunt has now quit. Crispin pre-announced his statement, which was greeted by demands for further clarity over his claim the result was a “miscarriage of justice”. Another chimed in asking their MP, “Do we really want to defend someone like this?? I agree with you completely [first incredulous responder]”. 

With his back against the wall, Blunt came out with the following two messages:

”As one detail you might like to reflect on the investigating officer in 2008 noted “this was not a sexual assault” There is so much more , that will hopefully ensure his appeal succeeds”

“I am deliberately giving a counter narrative to ask people to allow the appeal to take place before his reputation is wholly beyond recall, as everyone has rushed to judgement. I am adamant he should not have been charged, far less convicted 14 years after an event that was minor or any scale. 

I’m Sorry but this was a rotten day for British justice and I will stand up for truth as I see it before me.”

A councillor replied that while he didn’t doubt Blunt’s “sincere intentions”, “please think of your local association and Council colleagues who will have to answer to your actions on the doorstep – even more so if any appeal is quashed”.

When an irritated Blunt retorted with, “please don’t presume to lecture me on my competing responsibilities, I am well aware of them”, the councillor shot back with this devastating response:

Blue on blue just before the local elections – no doubt exactly what CCHQ wanted to see this evening…

UPDATE: Tory source tells Guido “Crispin’s views are wholly unacceptable. Following exchanges late last night we expect the statement to be retracted first thing this morning.” Tick tock…

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Wakefield MP Khan Found Guilty

Second breaking courtroom news today as Wakefield MP Imran Ahmed Khan – who had the Tory whip removed upon being charged – has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. This is going to be a very difficult by-election for the Tories…

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Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan Standing Trial Today for Sexual Assault

Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan is appearing in the dock today after being accused of groping a 15-year old boy in 2008. The MP for Wakefield denies the sexual assault charge, which allegedly took place in Staffordshire 14 years ago, and has been on unconditional bail since last summer. The jurors were sworn in this afternoon, having been asked if they have “strong political views” or have close affiliations to any party. The trial is expected to last around three weeks…

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