British Conservative bullying scandal

This video from Britain says about itself:

Elliott Johnson’s father speaks to BBC Newsnight about Tory bullying allegations

7 November 2015

We spoke to Ray Johnson, the father of young Conservative Party activist Elliott Johnson – who took his own life having previously complained he was bullied. The party has insisted it wasn’t aware of serious accusations against Mark Clarke until weeks before Elliott Johnson took his own life.

Another video which used to be on YouTube used to say:

Tory activist Elliott Johnson faced ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’

2 March 2016

Lawyers representing the family of a young Tory who killed himself have argued he was subject to “inhuman and degrading treatment” as they sought to widen the scope of an inquest into his death.

Elliott Johnson was found dead on railway tracks in Bedfordshire in September. Weeks earlier, he had raised allegations about the way he was being treated within Conservative Way Forward.

The Johnson family attended a hearing in Ampthill on Wednesday to argue for the scope of a full inquest be broadened to explore the culture in the Conservative Party at the time.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

‘Tatler Tory’ had list of complaints against him

Thursday 18th August 2016

A TORY activist was appointed to a key role in the party’s general election campaign despite warnings of his record of “aggressive and bullying conduct,” an inquiry found yesterday.

Law firm Clifford Chance found that complaints were made about the conduct of the so-called “Tatler Tory” Mark Clarke on seven occasions before the party finally mounted an investigation into his behaviour.

The law firm was finally brought in to investigate after the suicide of a young activist Elliott Johnson who complained about Mr Clarke’s behaviour.

In response to the report, the party said it was establishing new procedures for handling complaints by volunteers, including a dedicated hotline and training for relevant party employees

Mr Clarke was appointed to head up the party’s RoadTrip campaign — bussing young activists around the country in support of Conservative candidates — by Mr Shapps in June 2014.

The report said that 13 individuals had been identified who were alleged to have been victims of bullying and harassment or other “inappropriate conduct” by Mr Clarke between January 2014 and August 2015.

Tory Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin said: “The death of Elliott Johnson was a tragedy and our thoughts remain with his family and friends. As we address the findings of this report I want to make clear that there can be no place for bullying behaviour in our party and we all have a responsibility to act when it occurs.” Mr Clarke declined to be interviewed by the investigation team. …

Mr Johnson’s parents also did not wish to be interviewed by the inquiry as they felt “it did not appear to be independent or transparent,” their solicitors said.

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