Senior Tory Senedd candidate suspended after causing rape trial to collapse

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The Western Mail’s Ruth Mosalski reported that Ross England – who has been selected to run in the key target seat of Vale of Glamorgan at the 2021 Senedd election – deliberately caused a rape trial to collapse in April 2018 after revealing the sexual history of the victim without prompting.

This reportedly angered the judge so much he said, “You have managed single-handed, and I have no doubt it was deliberate on your part, to sabotage this trial… get out of my court.”

There were conflicting reports on how much the Welsh Conservatives knew about this before England was selecte in December 2018.

England was suspended as a candidate pending investigations, though his name continues to appear on 2019 UK General Election leaflets distributed in support of his former employer – Welsh Secretary, Alun Cairns.