In Brief: Tory MP Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape and assault
Published 05/05/2013 | 05:00
THE Deputy House of Commons Speaker and Tory MP Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
The 55-year-old MP is alleged to have raped one man and sexually assaulted another between July 2009 and March 2013. Both alleged victims are in their 20s.
Mr Evans has been MP for the Lancashire constituency since 1992. A popular figure at Westminster, in June 2010 he was elected as one of the three Commons deputy speakers. Later that year, he came out as gay, saying that he was "tired of living a lie".
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