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Conservative MP for Dover and Deal Charlie Elphicke suspended

By Eleanor Perkins

Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has denied any wrongdoing after he was suspended by his party following 'serious allegations.'

The MP for Deal and Dover since 2010 was suspended by the Conservative Party after the claims were reported to the police.

However he claims the party tipped off the press before telling him of his suspension and is unaware of the claims being made against him.

Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke denies any wrongdoing
Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke denies any wrongdoing

In a tweet this evening, he wrote: "The party tipped off the press before telling me of my suspension. I am not aware of what the alleged claims are and deny any wrongdoing."

Conservative Party Chief Whip Julian Smith said: “I have suspended the Conservative Party Whip from Charlie Elphicke MP following serious allegations that have been referred to the police”.

Kent Police is yet to release a comment.

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