The Cabinet minister has claimed he had been unaware of former staff member Ross England’s role in the collapsed trial
As Michael Gove confirmed he will join the Conservative leadership race, we look at the people who have put their names in the ring for the top job.
Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi attended the Presidents Club charity event where it is alleged waitresses were groped.
Backbencher Tim Loughton told a conference on mindfulness and meditation that he indulges in a morning bath so he can “think about things”.
As Theresa May’s leadership looks increasingly unsteady following her disastrous speech at the Tory Party Conference, various factions have broken out within the Conservatives.
A Tory candidate has reportedly claimed to have healed a deaf man through the power of prayer. Kristy Adams, Conservative candidate in Hove and Portslade, cured a man who was deaf in both ears by putting her hands on his ears and saying: “Be healed in Jesus’ name”, the Mirror reported. Apparently once she removed her hands, the man could hear without his hearing aids.
The Conservative win in Copeland is the first time a ruling party has snatched a seat from the opposition in a by-election in 35 years.
Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt has had enough of the mice infestation at Westminster - so has brought in her own cat to deal with the problem. Ms Mordaunt, the Minister of State for Disabled People, Work & Health, brought in Burmese Titania to help out the other political moggies - Larry, Palmerston and Gladstone - in their quest. Burmese cats are known for their energy and it is hoped Titania will use it to tackle the mice issue once and for all.
Andrea Leadsom has quit the Conservative Party leadership election, leaving Theresa May as the only remaining candidate in the race to become the next Prime Minister.
Since David Cameron’s dramatic resignation on Friday morning, rumours have been rife about who will succeed him. Or will Theresa May manage to win over the party? Other Tories in the running include Andrea Leadsom, Liam Fox and Stephen Crabb.
The starting pistol has officially been fired on the race to become the next leader of the Conservative party. Expected among the candidates are former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is the current favourite to nab the position.
‘Big Brother’ star Natalie Rowe has it in for George Osborne. After her eviction on Friday 24 June, the former dominatrix was ‘absolutely shocked’ to find out that Britain had voted to leave the EU… and believes it’s “pretty much a downhill slope” for George Osborne. Apparently, the 52-year-old former dominatrix has more photos of George Osborne… and she’s willing to unveil them if he becomes Prime Minister.
The answer could reveal a lot about your political beliefs, scientists found. Researchers from the University of Kent analysed political speeches - and found that conservatives tended to use nouns (ie ‘enthusiast’), whereas liberals use adjectives (ie ‘enthusiastic’). The researchers believe that the increased use of nouns by conservatives reflects a desire for ‘structure and certainty’.