McAlpine sues Speaker's wife

Lord McAlpine is suing the Speaker's wife Sally Bercow for £50,000 over an allegedly libellous tweet that he claims wrongly linked him to claims of child abuse, her lawyers told ITV News.

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Speaker's wife being sued for £50,000 over McAlpine tweet

A spokesman for the legal firm Carter Ruck has told ITV News: 'Lord McAlpine has issued and served proceedings for libel against Sally Bercow and we are representing her.

"He has put in a claim limited to £50,000."

The peer alleges that the Commons Speaker's wife posted a libellous tweet that wrongly linked him to child abuse.

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