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Abuse claims: Senior whip 'would help colleagues'

Footage has emerged of a former Conservative MP suggesting to the BBC in 1995 that party whips might not disclose certain behaviour of colleagues including that "involving small boys."

Tim Fortescue, who was a senior whip in Sir Edward Heath's government from 1970-73, claimed that MPs would "come and ask if we could help and if we could, we did".

The government has announced two reviews into claims of abuse.

  • 08 Jul 2014
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