3rd April 2014
Ann Widdecombe: Nigel Evans is ‘truthful, considerate, kind and gentle’
7:09 PM — Testimonials from a whole series of Westminster figures, including former MP Ann Widdecombe, have been read out in court at the trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
1st April 2014
Nigel Evans: ‘You’re trying to make me out to be a cross between Alan Clark, Oscar Wilde and Benny Hill’
5:00 PM — MP Nigel Evans has denied that he is "lecherous" during heated exchanges in court.
MP Nigel Evans tells sexual assault trial: ‘There is no fool like an old fool’
10:44 AM — MP Nigel Evans has told a jury he made a pass at a young Westminster worker but did not sexually assault him.
31st March 2014
Equal marriage means every gay Tory MP should now come out, says Telegraph columnist 16
4:08 PM — Commenting on the resignation of Conservative MP Mark Menzies as a PPS, The Telegraph's Toby Young says it's time for all gay MPs to come out.
26th March 2014
Nigel Evans: Man who accused me of sexual assault is a ‘Machiavellian’ liar
5:57 PM — Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans described a man who he is accused of sexually assaulting as a "Machiavellian” liar and “a real mess”, a court has been told.
25th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans: Sex with 22-year-old gay man was consensual
4:43 PM — MP Nigel Evans told detectives he was "staggered" at being arrested over an alleged rape, Preston Crown Court has heard.
24th March 2014
Tory MP Sarah Wollaston frustrated that Nigel Evans sex allegations could not be investigated by Speaker
5:05 PM — Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston was frustrated that sexual assault and rape allegations made against Nigel Evans could not be investigated by Speaker John Bercow, a court has heard.
20th March 2014
MP appears naked for gay sex scenes in new film 22
9:55 PM — A Spanish MP strips down for gay sex scenes in a film to be released this week, it has been revealed.
Alleged Nigel Evans rape victim warned he would ‘get Nigelled’
3:16 PM — A university student who alleges former deputy speaker Nigel Evans raped him was warned by colleagues he would "get Nigelled" before going to his home, Preston Crown Court has heard.
19th March 2014
Court told Nigel Evans sexually abused man in Westminster kitchen
5:53 PM — A man who claims Nigel Evans sexually abused him in a darkened kitchen at Westminster told two MPs about the alleged attack, a jury hears.
17th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: Sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans were ‘out of character’
5:04 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chairman Michael Fabricant has described sexual assault allegations against MP Nigel Evans as "out of character".
14th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans pays tribute to the ‘legendary’ Tony Benn 5
1:57 PM — Nigel Evans has paid tribute to veteran Labour politician Tony Benn who has died at the age of 88.
13th March 2014
Court told man woke up to find MP Nigel Evans’ hands ‘all over him’
4:13 PM — A man woke up to find MP Nigel Evans' "hands all over him", a court has heard.
12th March 2014
Tory MP Conor Burns told Nigel Evans to spend less time with Commons researchers
2:25 PM — Conor Burns has become the first MP to give evidence for the prosecution in the trial of MP Nigel Evans.
11th March 2014
Man claims MP Nigel Evans placed hand down trousers in ‘drunken over-familiarity’ in Soho pub
3:59 PM — A man who alleges he was indecently assaulted by Nigel Evans told a court the MP put his hand down his trousers twice during a night out in Soho.
10th March 2014
MP Nigel Evans denies raping university student
6:41 PM — A court has heard allegations that Nigel Evans raped a university student at his home.
Jury told Nigel Evans assaulted man inside parliamentary bar
5:08 PM — A jury has heard MP Nigel Evans allegedly indecently assaulted a man in a parliamentary bar - and also another man at the Conservative Party conference in 2003.
25th February 2014
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
10th February 2014
Speaker John Bercow to give evidence at rape trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans
1:39 PM — The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, is to be a prosecution witness during the trial of former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans.
6th February 2014
Labour MP Chris Bryant: I’m embarrassed the UK is not including gay people in its Olympic delegation 8
2:01 PM — Chris Bryant has condemned the government for failing to include any LGBT people in the Olympic delegation, and jokes President Putin should “stop wandering around” with his shirt off as he risks arrest.