I’ve just had the pleasure of debating sexual harassment with Sue Fish, former Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police. We’ll put the piece on our YouTube channel in the next few days. I took the opportunity to raise a matter which was on the news yesterday, a BBC piece is here.
Not long before the general election in 2015, in which Ray Barry and I stood for J4MB in Ashfield and Broxtowe respectively – both constituencies are near Nottingham – Jason Zadrozny, the Lib Dem candidate in Ashfield, was arrested. He’d been a strong contender to take the seat from Gloria De Piero, a Labour MP, shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. From the BBC piece:
Jason Zadrozny, 37, of Sutton Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, faced a total of 24 offences including counts of sexual activity with a male child under 16.
The Crown Prosecution Service said no evidence would be offered against the Nottinghamshire County councillor.
Mr Zadrozny said he was “absolutely delighted” the case was thrown out.
It has taken 30 months for the CPS to admit it has no evidence.