Party shame

A Conservative activist in the UK has been expelled from the political party after he boasted about dressing up as Madeleine McCann for a New Year party.

Matthew Lewis, who was the branch chairman for Conservative Future, has since apologised unreservedly for his conduct, stating: “I completely regret my behaviour that night and since. While my actions were not meant to be malicious, I fully understand the pain they have brought.”

A spokesman for the McCanns described his actions as “offensive almost beyond belief”.

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