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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

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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.

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.

9 comments

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

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    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' !!

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    freedomf

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • See mail online and order-order.

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    Blackeye

    Friday, June 27, 2014

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

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    Knut Knutsson

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

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

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    Knut Knutsson

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • For more, see the order-order website.

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    Blackeye

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

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

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    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?

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    James Lakin

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

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

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    Blackeye

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

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