Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Bury St Edmunds: Party reiterates its support for MP David Ruffley despite police caution for assault

15:52 26 June 2014

David Ruffley MP

David Ruffley MP

Archant

The Bury St Edmunds Conservative Association has today voiced its support for MP David Ruffley in the wake of his police caution for common assault.

shares

In a statement released this morning, its executive committee said Mr Ruffley’s caution following an incident in March had only recently come to its attention.

However, the committee said: “We are satisfied that the matter was thoroughly and appropriately dealt with at the time and that no further action was deemed necessary.

“David Ruffley has been an excellent constituency member of parliament for 17 years and we will continue to work with him and support him in that role.”

It emerged at the weekend that 52-year-old Mr Ruffley had accepted the caution from the Metropolitan Police in March following an incident allegedly involving his then partner Wendy Drew at a London flat.

In recent days, both Lighthouse Women’s Aid and the Fawcett Society called on the MP to stand down, as reported in the East Anglian Daily Times.

shares

9 comments

  • Why isn't this a major item for the nationals and the BBC?

    Report this comment

    Blackeye

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • This just really shows that even the 'Grassroots' Tories just do not really care about 'British Standards and Values' !. Even their party leader employs 'Criminals' !!

    Report this comment

    freedomf

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • See mail online and order-order.

    Report this comment

    Blackeye

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Looks as though Bury St Edmunds Tories have the same problems as the Uruguay FA with reality.

    Report this comment

    Knut Knutsson

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Looks as though Bury St Edmunds Tories have the same problems as the Uruguay FA with reality.

    Report this comment

    Knut Knutsson

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • For more, see the order-order website.

    Report this comment

    Blackeye

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • So it's official. The Tories care more about keeping one of their own than about violence against women.

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Let's hope he hasn't been involved in any domestic incidents in his constituency. Has the EADT perhaps investigated?

    Report this comment

    James Lakin

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • It's hard to believe there really are no comments on this,

    Report this comment

    Blackeye

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Rail passengers will be bussed to Newbury Park Tube station.

A 100-strong fleet of buses was rolling into action today to keep passengers moving between East Anglia and London as the first weekend rail line closure takes effect.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich mother accused of helping herself to £27,000 of her 25-year-old son’s money while he was in a care home has told a court he let her use some of his money to pay her debts.

File photo.

More than 200 properties and businesses were without power in and around the town centre this evening.

Storymaker

This weekend is set to be cold and overcast, with just a hint of sun on Sunday - making it difficult to entertain young children.

Traffic

The A14 has reopened after a seven-vehicle crash on the A14 this evening.

Remi Morrison is pictured at Pump and Grind in Ipswich.

Another week of great music and events is upon us and Remi Morrison brings you a round up of what is happening in Ipswich over the next few days.

Stowmarket's Regal Theatre is premiering Dad's Army. In conjunction with the cinemas 80th Birthday.

A Suffolk town’s theatre and cinema kicked off its 80th birthday celebrations in style with a sell-out premiere screening of star-studded film Dad’s Army.

Oscar Fitzgerald

A man from Lowestoft who raped a 12-year-old girl after meeting her online has been jailed.

Smokey joes burger deli Ipswich

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out Ipswich’s newest burger joint

Tower Ramparts in the early 1930s. This is now the townÕs bus station. The building in the right background is now the Robert Ransome public house.

Tower Ramparts, Ipswich, is the name of the road stretching from Northgate Street to High Street and the bus station for Ipswich Buses, writes David Kindred.

Most read

Most commented

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24

to top arrow

Back to top