Monday, 23 November 2015

Canning in The Dock.

Former Deputy Chairman speaks out on allegations

SACKED CF National Deputy Chairman Stephen Canning has found himself in the dock after local press picked up on him finding himself intertwined in the engulfing sex & blackmail plot furore following the suicide of young activist Elliot Johnson.

It's the first sign that the scandal could affect Conservatives electorally. Braintree councillor Stephen Canning insists knew nothing about allegations of blackmail, drug-taking and sexual harassment against former youth wing chairman Mark Clarke until they surfaced in the media recently.

Canning said: "I knew nothing about potential blackmail or allegations of blackmail. No allegations did come to me and I wouldn’t have expected them to.

"I myself had not been bullied by Mark Clarke.

"They were two very separate organisations. Mark Clarke was not part of Conservative Future, the organisation I was deputy chairman of.

"Mark Clarke was director of RoadTrip 2015."

"The Conservative Future committee in itself has been dissolved and its functions have been absorbed by the party.

"I myself am still a Conservative and a Conservative Future member."


Canning is now deputy chairman of the new Conservative Trade Unionist group, of which kinky MP Rob Halfon is president.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

So bullying someone else is a good response, TBG? Even now Canning feels that he can't say how he had been bullied by that c*nt Clarke and you decide to attack him yourselves? Have we learned nothing?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Canning stay in Clarkes unused Hotel room at the Midland at conference this year? Post Clarkes suspension he was still taking favours off him. Canning is in it up to his neck. This stinks.

Anonymous said...

Pleased that this has been picked up on as the way Stephen Canning and Mayhar Tousi have been pretending that this has had nothing to do with them has been embarrassing beyond belief.

In my opinion they are to blame more for allowing Mark Clarke and his cronies to get a foothold in the organisation.

Anonymous said...

So... local press write a story that isn't a story then TBG write a story about the local press writing a story that isn't a story? Great journalism guys.

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find that Canning was a good friend to Elliott and if you care to look on Elliott's Facebook you'll see his family commenting on this article, along with many others, that Canning is a good man.

Geoffrey Brooking said...

Don't think the Conservatives will be too worried just yet.

My friend Mr Canning has recently tweeted that they currently enjoy a fifteen point lead over Labour this morning.

Con 42%
Lab 27%
Ukip 15%

Trouble is if this goes on its increasingly likely Danczuk and his merry men will have their way and get rid of Corbyn.

In which case things will change.

Anonymous said...

Canning booked his hotel way before mark was suspended, but you carry on making shit up to make yourself feel good.

Anonymous said...

How would you know when Canning booked his room, eh? Stephen?

Anonymous said...

Right, so a hotel that is shut to anyone and everyone bar cabinet members, high ranking CCHQ staff and large scale doners somehow has a spare room for a 20 something careerist councillor and CF Deputy Chair?! Do you even believe yourself anymore?!

Hannah Ellis said...

To 2:02 and 4:04

Apart from the fact that Stephen was a good friend of Elliott's and doesn't deserve that, bullying doesn't solve bullying, guys.

Stephen paid for and booked our room at The Midland himself through CCHQ (the only way to book a room at The Midland during Conference).

Jealousy maybe?

Please find something better to do with your lives than make up petty lies.

Hope you're ashamed of yourselves.

Anonymous said...

But it is a fact that Canning DID definitely stay in the Midland Hotel...not that that says anything

Anonymous said...

Has questions to answer, bully who has taken to making jokes at the expense of the disabled and people with mental health problems added to which he had MC endorsement prior to the scandal kicking off

Anonymous said...

"Jealousy maybe?" Are you actually being serious? It's a hotel, get over yourself.

Regardless of whether he was directly involved there is little doubt the whole Executive was dancing to the MC tune and as such should have all been suspended. If I were one of them I would be keeping a very low profile for the time being. Additionally, he clearly hasn't learned anything from this entire episode, triumphantly announcing he is now a Director along with Halfon of "Conservative Trade Unionists". Take some time out is my advice.

Anonymous said...

Not all of them were 'danicing to the tune of Mark Clarke' I think you're all be way too judgemental about Canning, he was one of the few decent ones on the exec and it's a shame he's been pulled into it all. He was a good friend of Elliott's and being associated with this drivel whilst grieving for a friend is a pretty hard thing to have to deal with. Yeah Canning comes across as a bit of a dipstick and therefore a bit naive but he's not who you should be pointing the finger at. He's not been having sex with MPs and blackmailing anyone, he's not been hiding in bushes taking photos of people snorting cocaine and he's not been making up shit and pretending to be a victim of MC unlike some *cough* Mahyar Tousi *cough* and on the subject of the Midland Hotel, it's a nice hotel well done Canning for having the ability to afford a nice room for conference, that should be then end of it because let's face it who the hell cares and what is it any of your damn business about Stephen Cannings sleeping arrangements anyway! It's youth politics, get a bloody grip!

Anonymous said...

They should all go permanently.

Anonymous said...

He's acting like nothing happened. Still plastering everything all over social media.

Anonymous said...

why shouldnt he? hes done nothing wrong?

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