MP to stand down after caution for assaulting his girlfriend

The MP for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley, is to stand down at the next general election in 2015 after he was cautioned by police for assaulting his girlfriend.

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Suffolk MP David Ruffley faces crisis meeting following assault caution

David Ruffley. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The MP for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley, faces a grilling by his local conservative association after he was cautioned for a reported assault on his former girlfriend.

Mr Ruffley has been the town's MP since 1997. He was given the police caution after officers were called to an address in London in March.

So far the former shadow police minister has not commented publicly on the incident.

His local conservative association are due to hold a meeting with him next week to discuss the issue.

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