Shamed former MP lodges appeal against sex assault conviction

Wakefield's former MP Imran Ahmad Khan has lodged an apeal against his sexual assault conviction.

By Nick Frame
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 7:57 am

The 48-year-old, who stood down earlier this month, was convicted after a two-week trial of groping a 15-year-old boy at a house party in Staffordshire in 2008.

The Crown Prosecution Service has now confirmed that the Khan has lodged his appeal.

He is due to be sentenced on May 23 at Southwark Crown Court.

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Imran Khan

A by-election to fill his vacant seat is yet to be called.

Khan became the first Tory MP for Wakefield in almost 90 years when he beat Labour's Mary Creagh during the 2019 general election.