British Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has been arrested in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct. Blunt, who has been a Member of Parliament for Reigate in Surrey since 1997, announced his arrest on Thursday. He stated that he had been interviewed twice, with the first interview three weeks ago when he reported concerns over extortion. The second interview took place earlier on the day of his arrest.
Blunt expressed his belief that the arrest was unnecessary, as he remains willing to fully cooperate with the investigation. However, following his arrest, he has been suspended from the Conservative Party and had the Whip removed. His Parliamentary page has been updated to reflect his status as an ‘Independent’ MP.
This incident follows the recent suspension of MP Peter Bone from the Commons for six weeks due to bullying and sexual misconduct allegations. The investigation found that Bone had engaged in a pattern of bullying behavior, including an incident of sexual misconduct involving indecent exposure.