Icke and Saward may contest by-election

TWO more candidates have emerged as potential challengers of former shadow home secretary David Davis, who has forced a by-election in his Haltemprice and Howden constituency.

Graham Dines

TWO more candidates have emerged as potential challengers of former shadow home secretary David Davis, who has forced a by-election in his Haltemprice and Howden constituency.

Conspiracy theorist David Icke and Jill Saward, the victim of the infamous Ealing vicarage rape in 1986, are considering whether to stand in the contest, for which nominations for the July 10 poll close tomorrow.

Ms Saward, who waived her right to anonymity following her ordeal more than 20 years ago and wrote a book about what happened, issued a statement through her web site in which she disagrees with Mr Davis's views on the national DNA database and the use of CCTV cameras.


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“Mr Davis thinks that by forcing a by election he is standing up for British Justice. In reality he is attempting to strike a hammer blow through the very tools the police need to keep us safe."

Icke, former footballer and TV presenter, said on his web site that the campaign would be “a wonderful opportunity to highlight the depth, scale and connections of the rapidly emerging Big Brother State” that he has been warning about in his books for nearly two decade.

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