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Keir Starmer under pressure to allow Elphicke investigation

Sir Keir Starmer is under pressure to allow an independent inquiry into allegations that new Labor MP Natalie Elphicke tried to pressure a minister over her then-husband’s trial for sexual assault.

Jess Phillips, a Labor MP and former shadow minister for tackling domestic violence, said “questions must be answered now” after The Sunday Times reported on the allegations.

Zarah Sultana, another Labor MP, came forward to say publicly that her colleagues had raised concerns about Elphicke’s defense of her husband, Charlie, after he was convicted.

Natalie Elphicke ‘pressured’ the Lord Chancellor to help her sex offender husband

Sir Robert Buckland, the then justice secretary, accused Elphicke, who defected from the Conservatives on Wednesday, of taking advantage of a 2020 meeting to ask