The complaint comes from a former member of the MP’s staff. The woman in her twenties is said to have been abused during their relationship. For example, she would have been forced to have sex. The politician’s identity was not revealed.
London police say a complaint came in on Friday regarding four different incidents that took place between July 2019 and January 2020.
“A man in his fifties was arrested on Saturday, August 1 on suspicion of rape and is currently in custody in a police station in east London,” said a statement by the police. The man was later released on bail.
“We take all allegations of this nature very seriously,” a Conservative Party spokesman commented in the British media. “Since this matter is currently in the hands of the police, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”