British Conservative lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape

December 4, 2014 12:22 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Pritchard, a British lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party, has been arrested on suspicion of rape, according to official parliamentary records and police.

Details in Hansard, parliament's official account of proceedings, recorded that London police had sent a letter on Wednesday to the Speaker of the House of Commons "relating to the arrest of Mark Pritchard", 48, who represents the Wrekin constituency in Shropshire, western England.

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