Grant Shapps was personally warned by a senior Conservative MP about three cases of alleged bullying by the “Tatler Tory” Mark Clarke a year ago – but indicated he would do nothing about it, according to a former Tory minister.
Mr Shapps, who is now a junior minister but at the time was Conservative party co-chairman, was warned by a former Tory minister that Mr Clarke had bullied three young people.
The senior Tory MP warned Mr Shapps at the Conservative party conference in October 2014 and shortly afterwards when MPs returned to Parliament.
However, the MP says that Mr Shapps indicated to him that he was not prepared to do anything about it.
The party expelled Mr Clarke last week amid a wave of bullying and blackmail allegations, which have since been passed to the police, following the suicide of Tory activist Elliott Johnson in September.
The Torygraph article doesn’t seem to mention it, but the last This Writer heard was that Mr Clarke had denied all the allegations against him.
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