Labour deputy leader Tom Watson at the party headquarters in London yesterday Tom Watson has done voters a ‘great favour’ by revealing he will quit as Labour Party deputy leader, former Tory MP Harvey Proctor said last night. Mr Proctor said he was thankful Mr Watson could ‘no longer use public office to promote false accusers’ such as fantasist Carl Beech, known as ‘Nick’. Mr Watson had faced calls to quit in recent months because of his role in promoting the false claims Beech made about a Westminster paedophile ring. Beech’s allegations led to a number of public figures coming under police investigation, including Mr Procter, former home secretary Lord Brittan, who died in January 2015, and former head of the armed forces Lord Bramall. Mr Proctor, who was a Conservative MP in the 1970s and 1980s, has now abandoned his plans to run against Mr Watson in next month’s general election. He said last night: ‘By standing down Tom Watson has done his constituents a great favour. The next parliament will be a healthier place without him. ‘He will be unable to use public office in future to promote false accusers for personal and political ends. Jeremy Corbyn, pictured with Mr… Read full this story
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