Speaker's wife defends nightclub kiss photos

Sally Bercow, the wife of the House of Commons Speaker, said she has "nothing to be ashamed of" after The Sun published pictures of her apparently kissing another man on a night out.

Sally Bercow said she has 'nothing to be ashamed of' Credit: PA

“The guy in the picture is a friend. End of," she told the Evening Standard. "I can’t wait until John finishes being Speaker, maybe then the media will leave me alone.

“My marriage is my business," she said. "I couldn’t give a damn what people think. Let people judge me if they want."

The 44-year-old described her husband as the "most important man in my life" and said the pictures were taken on Saturday at a friend’s birthday party.

"Yes, I go out and have fun, but I have done nothing to be ashamed of," she added.