Secrets, lies and politics

Secrets, lies and politics

Secrets, lies and politics

First published in Opinion

DAVID Atkinson was the MP for Bournemouth East for nearly 30 years.

He was described as “excellent and dedicated” - a diligent politician.

In office there was not the faintest odour of scandal attaching to him. After he stepped down, he revealed he was gay and entered into a civil partnership.

He had been leading a double life. Now, two years after his death his ex-wife and son have spoken out with claims about Mr Atkinson’s sexual behaviour. The allegations may not come as any huge surprise in the great scheme of things. More of a surprise is his family’s decision to talk about it.

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11:51am Tue 22 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

And why shouldnt they.
And why shouldnt they. pete woodley
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