source: Graeme MaClean via wiki

The Conservative party in the UK has defended the decision not to suspend a Tory MP who was arrested on suspicion of rape.

The suspect – who’s a former minister – has been released on police bail.

Labour says it’s shocking he’s not been kicked out of the party.

Conservative Chief whip Mark Spencer insists they’re taking the allegations “very seriously”:

But Jess Phillips, UK shadow minister for domestic violence, suggests it’s wrong to allow the person to continue in their job: