Then-Dover MP was reinstated to Tory whip in 2018 in spite of pending charges
Former Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has been convicted in Southwark Crown Court today on three counts of sexual assault committed in 2007 and 2016. Elphicke had denied groping the two victims.
A former Conservative MP has been found guilty of one count of sexual assault against a woman in 2007, and two further counts against a second woman in 2016. His wife, who replaced him as Dover MP, was present as the verdict was delivered.
Elphicke was restored to the Tory whip in late 2018, after an initial suspension over the accusations, just in time to vote for Theresa May when her leadership was challenged.
Labour’s Dawn Butler, then on the party’s front bench, described his reinstatement as a “betrayal of women”.
Elphicke awaits a sentencing hearing in September.
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