Sir Ivan was shocked by MP sex scan­dal

Derby Telegraph - - NEWS -

BUR­TON’S for­mer Con­ser­va­tive MP Sir Ivan Lawrence has spo­ken about his Tory suc­ces­sor An­drew Griffiths and the sex text scan­dal he is mired in.

The bar­ris­ter, who de­fended the likes of gang­ster Ron­nie Kray and se­rial mur­derer Den­nis Nilsen, told the Bur­ton Mail he “could not think of any­one less likely for this to hap­pen to” than Mr Griffiths.

Sir Ivan, who served the Bur­ton con­stituency from 1974 un­til 1991, said of Mr Griffiths: “Whether he is fit to stand is a mat­ter for him.

“Whether he could win is a mat­ter for the lo­cal as­so­ci­a­tion.” Mr Griffiths is the sub­ject of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his con­duct by the na­tional Con­ser­va­tive Party.

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