Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Party whips are ill-suited to deal with serious allegations like rape

Mark Spencer, the Chief Whip (photo: Getty)

The Tories are still coming under fire for failing to suspend the unnamed MP who was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and coercive control. A group of charities and trade unions are the latest to criticise the decision, saying in a statement released yesterday that ‘we are still not confident that [Parliament] is a safe and equal place for women to work’.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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