EXCLUSIVE: Elliott Johnson's Father Slams Clarke's 'Powerful' Backers in Letter to Tory High Command.



  • Father of Tory activist who committed suicide fears inquiry will be a whitewash

  • Mr Johnson thinks Clarke has political support 'at a higher level'

  • Calls for a full police investigation

  • Tells of 'Shock' at treatment of activists seen as 'Fodder'


RAY JOHNSON, the father of young Tory activist Elliott Johnson who recently committed suicide amid claims he was the victim of a bullying campaign, has written to Conservative Party Chairman Lord Feldman and CCHQ calling on them to hand over all the evidence regarding circumstances surrounding the suicide of his son to the Metropolitan Police, TBG can reveal.

Mr Johnson says he was "shocked" to learn about the culture of fear on the Conservative Party's general election campaign machine RoadTrip, accusing the party of failing in its duty of care and treating its young activists as, "Fodder in the pursuit of electoral victory."

Ray told TBG he was, "Pleased that young activists are finally finding the courage to raise their concerns and experiences of bullying and intimidation that has been going on within CCHQ, and, it seems CF."

TBG understands that Elliot's family heard through the national press that CCHQ were planning an internal inquiry led by Edward Legard and claims the Party didn't even offer its condolences regarding Elliott's death, on September 15, until October 5th.

Elliott's Father notes in his letter that he is convinced Mark Clarke's reappointment as RoadTrip2020 director "suggests he has political support at a higher level".

Mr Johnson told TBG that he doubts that the inquiry, "Will get to the root cause of the problem, or uncover those 'behind' Mark Clarke and his known accomplices. I believe that Clarke had powerful backers. I don't know for certain who Clarke's backers are, but the names of Emma Pidding and Grant Shapps keep cropping up."

"I think that now is the time for the Conservative party to call in the Metropolitan Police, for a full investigation - not merely try to cast Clarke out and cover-up the rest", Ray Johnson concluded.

Mark Clarke denies any bullying and intimidation allegations.