(2014) Conservative MP Mark Pritchard –arrested over alleged rape

Mark Pritchard is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin, in east Shropshire

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested over an allegation of rape.

The Metropolitan police confirmed that a 48-year-old man – understood to be the Tory MP for The Wrekin in east Shropshire – was arrested on Tuesday in central London.

Scotland Yard said he was arrested after voluntarily attending a police station and had been bailed until early January.

The news emerged after a letter from the Met to the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, about the arrest was referred to on a publicly available Commons order paper.

Read on:  http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/04/conservative-mp-mark-pritchard-arrested-alleged-rape