Police drop rape investigation into Tory MP Andrew Rosindell

LONDON — The Metropolitan Police dropped its investigation into a Conservative MP arrested for sexual offenses in 2022.

Andrew Rosindell, the MP for Romford since 2001, was arrested on suspicion of offenses including rape, indecent assault and abuse of trust. He has always denied wrongdoing and was never charged.

A spokesperson for the Met, London’s police force, said Monday: “A thorough investigation has been carried out by detectives. They concluded that the evidence did not meet the threshold set by Crown Prosecutors.

“The man has been informed he will face no further action.”

A spokesman for Rosindell said: “In relation to an allegation made in May 2022 by an individual against Andrew Rosindell the Metropolitan Police have conducted a thorough investigation and concluded that there was no case to answer and that no further action would be taken.”

They added: “Andrew has been completely exonerated.  He has been working constantly for Romford throughout the past twenty-one months and will continue to speak up for the people of his beloved hometown as their local MP.”

Rosindell entered a voluntary agreement to keep away from parliament while he was under investigation by police, but was not suspended from the Conservative party whip.

He was re-selected to stand again as the Tory candidate in Romford, Essex, by his local party last year.