Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape
Nigel Evans, the Conservative MP, has been arrested on suspicion of raping and sexually assaulting two young men.
Mr Evans, a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, is tonight being questioned over claims made by the two alleged victims.
They claim to have been raped and sexually assaulted between July 2009 and March 2013 at his constituency. Both were in their twenties at the times of the attacks, although their exact ages have not been disclosed.
The Conservative MP was arrested at his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, this morning and is understood to be still in custody for questioning. The property has been searched by officers.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, was informed of the arrest today, as was John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons. Read More
BOOZY MPs are plotting to cut drinks prices in Parliament bars — leaving taxpayers with the bill.
Prices at lavish Palace of Westminster bars are linked to those in a Wetherspoons pub on nearby Victoria Street — but always kept cheaper.
A pint of John Smith’s bitter costs just £2.60 in the Commons, and Becks lager is set at just £3.20. But some backbenchers have complained even that is too expensive.
And senior MPs suggested prices should be linked to a cheaper venue outside of the capital’s prime retail spots.
A record of the Administration Committee’s meeting — seen by The Sun — said: “Several Members suggested that the House should not benchmark against Central London pubs: those had to pay Central London rent, rates and utility charges, which House services did not pay.”
Commons eateries and bars are already subsidised with £5.8million a year of public money. Taxpayers would fork out even more if prices were lowered, unless services were cut elsewhere.
The row broke out after Commons catering managers asked for prices to rise for the first time in three years due to food inflation.
TaxPayers’ Alliance chief executive Matthew Sinclair said: “Politicians could not be more out of touch in demanding a bigger subsidy for their booze and meals.”
Black adviser to David Cameron 'pushed out of Downing Street by Old Etonian clique'
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Shaun Bailey (pictured, left, with David Cameron) has been moved to a position in the Cabinet Office after losing his job as a special adviser before a number of former public school pupils were appointed at Downing Street. Mr Bailey last night wrote on Twitter that he was 'very happy' with his move to the Cabinet Office. But according to reports, he has told friends he was not allowed into Downing Street's inner circle because he was 'different'.