Sir Ivan was shocked by MP sex scandal
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.