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UK News Charlie Elphicke Stands Down As Tory Candidate To Fight Sexual Assault Allegations

23:05  08 november  2019
23:05  08 november  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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A Conservative candidate fighting allegations of sexual assault will not stand as the party’s candidate in the general election Charlie Elphicke , who has represented Dover since 2010, lost the Tory whip in He denies the allegations and has stood down to fight them in court. More follows

Charlie Elphicke wearing a suit and tie: Conservative MP for Dover Charlie Elphicke, with his wife Natalie Ross, leaving Southwark Crown Court in London where he appeared for a pre-trial hearing after entering not guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault. © PA Wire/PA Images Conservative MP for Dover Charlie Elphicke, with his wife Natalie Ross, leaving Southwark Crown Court in London where he appeared for a pre-trial hearing after entering not guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault.

Charlie Elphicke has stood down as Conservative candidate for Dover and Deal and his wife Natalie will stand instead.

The ex-MP, who was suspended from the Tory Party, will focus on clearing his name of sexual assault allegations, the local Conservative association has said.

Elphicke, who has represented the Kent constituency since 2010, lost the Tory whip in 2017 when allegations of sexual assault – which he denies – were referred to the police.

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Charlie Elphicke , 48, is accused of sexual assault against one woman in 2007 and two assaults against a different woman within a week of each other in He has been suspended from the Tory party pending trial and his wife Natalie Elphicke has tonight been formally selected as his replacement.

The Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been charged with three counts of sexual assault relating to two women, prosecutors have said. Elphicke , 49, was suspended from the Conservative party in November 2017 after allegations made against him were referred to the police.

He was readmitted to the party in December prior to a confidence vote in then-prime minister Theresa May, but was again suspended when he was formally charged in July this year.

His wife, Natalie, was formally selected as the Conservative candidate for the seat after local members voted to adopt her on Friday.

Elphicke is accused of a sexual assault against one woman in 2007 and two assaults against a different woman within a week of each other in 2016. He denies the allegations and has stood down to fight them in court.

He said: “Representing Dover & Deal has been the greatest honour and privilege of my life. I’m incredibly proud of what our Conservative team has achieved working together for our community.

“I am standing down today with huge regret, because it seems that we no longer abide by the basic British value of an individual being deemed innocent unless and until proven otherwise in a fair trial.

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Charlie Elphicke , the MP for Dover, is alleged to have assaulted one woman in 2007 and a second woman twice in 2016. The Tories ' majority in the Commons, where the party has the support of the DUP, is now down to two, with the prospect of a further cut if the party loses a by-election in Brecon

Charlie Elphicke , the Conservative MP for Dover, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. The former government whip will appear in court in September over allegations that he attacked one woman in 2007

“That sacred principle of our national life has been sacrificed in the current climate – as became clear with the false pursuit of baseless allegations against high profile individuals, some of whom were smeared beyond the grave.

“In my case, I have been subjected to daily falsehoods and vile abuse – from the malfeasance of cabinet ministers to the malice of twitter trolls.

“This has had the cumulative effect of jeopardising my right to a fair trial on charges I know to be baseless. That is why, having continued to work tirelessly for my constituents since these allegations were first made two years ago, I have now decided to stand down at this Election.”

Elphicke, who works as a volunteer with a local night shelter, said: “I am delighted to have been adopted as the Conservative candidate for Dover and Deal.

“Our Conservative team has achieved so much since 2010 – and I am looking forward to building on these tremendous achievements.

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Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. His solicitor said he would fight the charges “vigorously”. It will be reduced even further, to one, if Mr Elphicke is forced to stand down as an MP and Labour

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“This election is about the future. And the choice is simple. To get Brexit done and move forward with the Conservatives, or stay in Europe forever and go backwards with Jeremy Corbyn.

“I will fight tirelessly to deliver better healthcare, more jobs and money, better schools, high quality affordable housing, more police on our streets – and stronger, more secure borders.

“The choice facing voters here as elsewhere in the UK is stark: a vote for anyone other than the Conservatives is a vote for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.

“Working together here in Dover and Deal, I know we can avoid that nightmare, return a Conservative government and together build a brighter future for Britain while delivering for Dover & Deal.”

Dover and Deal Conservatives Association chairman Keith Single said: “We considered matters most carefully and it is clear to us that Natalie will be an outstanding candidate for the Conservatives in Dover & Deal.

“She has loyally and effectively campaigned for the Conservatives over the past 30 years, and with us in Dover and Deal for over a decade. Nationally, she has led a government review into housing policy and been director of the Conservative party’s policy forum.

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The Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been charged with three counts of sexual assault relating to two women, prosecutors have said. The MP for Dover and Deal is alleged to have committed the first offence in 2007 against one complainant and two further offences against a second complaint in 2016

As a survivor of domestic abuse, I'm standing against Tory MP Charlie Elphicke at the next general election. At the next vote, myself and four fellow Women’s Equality Party candidates , all of whom are survivors, will go up against five MPs facing unresolved allegations of sexual harassment or assault .

“Her expertise in national policy combined with her experience of local constituency issues makes Natalie a first class Conservative candidate.

“We know that Natalie will continue to ensure that Dover and Deal has a strong, independent and Conservative voice in parliament.”

Charlie Elphicke wearing a suit and tie: Conservative MP for Dover Charlie Elphicke, with his wife Natalie Ross, leaving Southwark Crown Court in London where he appeared for a pre-trial hearing after entering not guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault. © PA Wire/PA Images Conservative MP for Dover Charlie Elphicke, with his wife Natalie Ross, leaving Southwark Crown Court in London where he appeared for a pre-trial hearing after entering not guilty pleas to three charges of sexual assault.

Gang cleared of rape 'because girl, 14, didn't fight back' .
People in Spain have expressed outrage after a court cleared five men of rape, ruling they did not use violence against their 14-year-old victim. The court in Barcelona said the girl was drunk and unconscious at the time and did not fight back.Instead the men were guilty of a lesser charge of sexual abuse because they did not use violence or intimidation, and their act could not be considered sexual assault.They were sentenced to 10-12 years in jail and fined €12,000 (£10,300).

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