Bury St Edmunds: Party reiterates its support for MP David Ruffley despite police caution for assault

David Ruffley MP

David Ruffley MP - Credit: Archant

The Bury St Edmunds Conservative Association has today voiced its support for MP David Ruffley in the wake of his police caution for common assault.

In a statement released this morning, its executive committee said Mr Ruffley’s caution following an incident in March had only recently come to its attention.

However, the committee said: “We are satisfied that the matter was thoroughly and appropriately dealt with at the time and that no further action was deemed necessary.

“David Ruffley has been an excellent constituency member of parliament for 17 years and we will continue to work with him and support him in that role.”

It emerged at the weekend that 52-year-old Mr Ruffley had accepted the caution from the Metropolitan Police in March following an incident allegedly involving his then partner Wendy Drew at a London flat.

In recent days, both Lighthouse Women’s Aid and the Fawcett Society called on the MP to stand down, as reported in the East Anglian Daily Times.