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Party wants 'to establish truth' after activist's death

The Conservative Party has released a statement saying it is "absolutely determined to establish the truth" of events around the death of 21-year-old party activist Elliott Johnson and relating to former Tory campaigner Mark Clarke.

Tory party campaigner Elliott Johnson was found dead in September Credit: Facebook

Mr Johnson took his own life in September. Mr Clarke was accused of being a bully in a letter written by Mr Johnson before his death. He denies any wrongdoing.

In a statement, the party said: "We again urge any person who may have information relating to this matter to get in touch with the Party as soon as possible.

"Party officials with legal support continue to take written statements from over 40 witnesses and searching for and collating all material written evidence."


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