Tory MP Mark Pritchard arrested on suspicion of rape

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an allegation of rape and released on bail.

Mr Pritchard has been the MP for The Wrekin in Shropshire since 2005.

Wednesday's Parliamentary Hansard record contains a reference to a letter from the Metropolitan Police to Speaker John Bercow, "relating to the arrest of Mark Pritchard, Member for The Wrekin".

Norman Smith reports.

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