Lawyer withdraws MP harassment allegations


A lawyer who claimed she was harassed by a Conservative MP has dropped her tribunal claim. Patronia Campbell, claimed that Sussex MP, Huw Merriman, had bullied her after a one night stand when they worked together at Lehman Brothers. After refusing to start an affair with him, Ms Campbell alleged that he bullied and harassed her. Mr Merriman denied having any sexual relationship with Ms Campbell and stated that her accusations of harassment were untrue. Ms Campbell withdrew all her allegations following several days of cross-examination.

James Laddie QC represented the respondents.