Gay conservative MP Ben Howlett won’t be charged


Complaint against Holwet accusing him of sexual assault was filed last yer and it is unlikely for it to go any further. The alleged assault was said to have taken place on a man at a Eurovision Song Contest party in a private residence in Mr Howlett’s Bath constituency in May 2016. Mr Howlett, a member of the Women and Equality Select Committee and Secretary of a cross-party group on Global LGBT Rights, actively disagreed with a complaint and sad he did not do anything illegal or immoral. The Crown Prosecution Service has now confirmed that no action will be taken against Mr Howlett, due to a lack of evidence. A CPS spokesperson said: “In November 2016, the CPS received a full file from Avon and Somerset Police relating to an allegation of sexual assault in Bath.
“This file has now been considered by a specialist lawyer who has concluded that it does not meet the evidential threshold, and no charge has been authorised.” Mr Howlett’s office confirmed: “[We] understand the matter is now closed”.


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