Scots Tory MP Ross Thomson says accusations made against him following Westminster bar incident are ‘completely false’

Ross Thomson
Ross Thomson

TORY MP Ross Thomson has insisted that groping allegations made against him are ‘completely false’.

In a statement issued via his Twitter account, the Aberdeen South MP added that he would still be referring himself to the Conservatives’ disciplinary panel ‘in the interests of openness and transparency’.

It was reported that Mr Thomson was involved in an incident at Westminster’s Strangers Bar on Tuesday night.

Metropolitan Police said that officers were called to the bar following reports of ‘sexual touching’.

They said that three men were spoken to but no allegations or arrests were made.

Mr Thomson’s statement read: “A series of serious allegations have been made against me that have featured in the media. I would like to state that these allegations from anonymous sources are completely false.

“No complaint has been made to the Police, Parliament or the Conservative Party. Nevertheless in the interests of openness and transparency I am referring myself to the Conservative Party’s Disciplinary Panel of the Code of Conduct.”

The 31-year-old added: “This has been a deeply distressing time for me and my family but I intend to be back at work on Monday.”

On Thursday, the interim leader of the Scottish Conservatives said the party was investigating the incident.

Jackson Carlaw told the media after First Minister’s Questions: “Like others I became aware of alleged behaviour by one of my parliamentary colleagues in the House of Commons on Tuesday night from social media reports yesterday afternoon.

“Inquiries are ongoing, however, I know enough to say that the alleged behaviour is completely unacceptable and falls well below the standard I think any of us would expect of any elected representative.

“Those inquiries are ongoing and we may have more to say at a later time.”