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A Conservative MP has told the BBC she has been “sent to Coventry by some” after accusing the prime minister’s father of touching her inappropriately.
Last week, Caroline Nokes told Sky News that in 2003 Stanley Johnson had smacked her “on the backside about as hard as he could”.
Asked about the claim, Mr Johnson said he had “no recollection” of Ms Nokes.
Ms Nokes told BBC’s Woman’s Hour she felt “absolute shame” about not having spoken out at the time.
Following Ms Nokes’ accusation, Ailbhe Rea – a journalist for the New Statesman – also