Ex-Tory MP Elphicke ‘sexually assaulted woman’ and said ‘we’re all at it’

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Former Tory MP Charlie Elphicke sexually assaulted a woman and told her “we’re all at it” a court heard.

The alleged victim’s brother claimed she was “hysterical” when he spoke to her later.

He told jurors: “She said he was saying, ‘I’m a naughty Tory, we’re all at it.’

She said she was sat down having a glass of wine with him at his request.

“He made advances towards her and made a lunge at her.

“She was upset. She said she was ‘attacked’, ‘assaulted’.

“She ­indicated it was a sexual assault, he tried to grope her in sexual places and tried to kiss her. She told me she pushed him away.”

The alleged incident took place in 2007 at Elphicke’s Central London family home.

The court heard he tried to kiss the woman, groped her breast and chased her while trying to grab her bottom.

His wife Natalie was away while his two children were asleep, the jury was told.

Elphicke, MP for Dover from 2010 until last year, is also accused of sexually assaulting a parliamentary worker in 2016.

It is claimed he told her: “I’m so naughty sometimes.”

The married father-of-two is alleged to have made the comment as he shared a bottle of champagne with the woman, in her early 20s, in Westminster.

The woman said she was invited for a drink before he later slipped his hand under her top.

An extract of her police interview was played to jurors.

In the recording, the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said Elphicke repeatedly told her he liked her.

She told police: “He said, ‘I really do like you.’“

The 49-year-old denies sexual assault.

The trial at Southwark crown court in South London continues.