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Tory MP Andrew Rosindell has been cleared by the Metropolitan Police, who’ve spent practically two years investigating an allegation into the Greater London politician.

Mr Rosindell’s spokesman has introduced that the Met performed “a thorough investigation and concluded that there was no case to answer and that no further action would be taken”.

“Andrew has been completely exonerated. He has been working constantly for Romford throughout the past twenty-one months and will continue to speak up for the people of his beloved home town as their local MP.”

The information of the police investigation was introduced in May 2022, however Mr Rosindell was not formally named till July 2023 when the Sunday Times broke the story.

He was requested to avoid Parliament whereas the investigation was underway.

As a results of his settlement to avoid the Commons all through the Met probe, Mr Rosindell has been unable to talk within the Chamber or vote for practically two years.

However he has continued engaged on native points.

Despite the then-ongoing investigation, Mr Rosindell was reselected by his Romford constituency affiliation in March final yr with a unanimous vote.

A lifelong Brexiteer, Mr Rosindell stated he was “humbled and honoured to have been reselected”.

The Met Police has additionally backed up Mr Rosindell’s spokesman, revealing the case has been dropped.

A spokesman stated “A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested in May 2022 on suspicion of indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, abuse of position of trust and misconduct in public office”.

“A thorough investigation has been carried out by detectives. They concluded that the evidence did not meet the threshold set by Crown Prosecutors.

“The man has been knowledgeable he’ll face no additional motion.”

Responding to the news, Conservative MP Lord Moylan has demanded to know why the probe took so much time.

He voiced “delight” for Mr Rosindell, but described the near-two year investigation as a “actual scandal” and asked why the Met Police is not being “held to account for needing 21 months to analyze this”.

“Police inquiries at the moment are lasting unwarrantedly longer occasions and the agony for these accused however not charged is unjust.”

The Conservative Whips workplace has been approached for remark.