This 30 November 2015 video from Britain is called Elliott Johnson’s father calls for independent inquiry into Tatler Tory scandal.
By Luke James in Britain:
Tory chair Feldman faces new quit call over bullies
Thursday 10th December 2015
Party activist says peer knew of abuse allegation 5 years earlier than he claimed
Ray Johnson, the father of Elliott Johnson, the 21-year-old Tory activist who killed himself in September after alleged bullying in the party, made the accusation after new evidence emerged suggesting that Mr Feldman knew about bullying but failed to act.
A former Conservative youth activist told BBC 2’s Newsnight programme that a dossier detailing a culture of bullying within the party was presented to Mr Feldman in 2010.
That contradicts the chairman’s claim that he was not made aware of the allegations until August 2015.
The bereaved dad said the only personal correspondence he had received from Mr Feldman was a “very vague, bland letter” offering sympathy for his son’s death.
Mr Johnson also revealed that the Tories had left him to find out through the media that they had ditched an internal party probe for an independent inquiry.
In a scathing assessment of the Conservative Party’s response to the scandal, he said: “They really have not bothered to keep us in the loop at all.
“It’s almost as if they closed the door — shut the doors and closed the windows to weather the storm.
“I think they hoped this was going to go away and if it wasn’t going to go away, they were intent on a cover-up.”
But Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth said: “Grant Shapps’s resignation cannot be used to draw a line under this. Lord Feldman, the man charged by David Cameron to run the Conservative Party, still has very big questions to answer.”
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