A Tory parliamentary candidate and former chairman of LGBTory has been arrested in connection with alleged child pornography offences. Matthew Sephton is a Tory councillor in Manchester who was the party’s candidate in Manchester Central. He is well-known on the Tory party circuit and has met with Theresa May and David Cameron.
He’s also a primary school teacher and has been suspended by his school.
The National Crime Agency say in a statement:
“National Crime Agency officers have arrested a 41-year-old male in the Altrincham area in relation to child abuse image offences”.
A Trafford Council spokesman said:
“Trafford Council is aware of the situation but cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation by the National Crime Agency”.
The Tories confirm Sephton has been suspended by the party. He has deleted his Twitter account, LinkedIn and councillor’s Facebook page…