Tory MP Jamie Wallis charged over car crash

A Conservative MP has been charged with failing to stop after a car crash in Wales in November last year.

Jamie Wallis, who has been the MP for Bridgend since 2019, has also been charged with failure to report a traffic collision, driving without due care and attention and leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position.

South Wales police said in a statement on Thursday that they had been investigating the collision, which took place in the village of Llanblethian, near Cowbridge, in the early hours of 28 十一月.

The force added that the politician, 37, is due to appear before Cardiff magistrates’ court on 10 可能.

Wallis, who studied chemistry at Oxford University and was a director of a data recovery firm before entering politics, last month became the first MP to come out as trans.

In a late-night statement published on Twitter last month, he revealed that he was diagnosed with gender dysphoria from a young age but wanted to show “how important it is to be yourself”.

He also said he had been raped last year, and that he had been blackmailed not long after being elected to the House of Commons.

The election of Wallis gave the Welsh constituency of Bridgend its first Conservative MP since 1983 and overturned a Labour majority of 4,700.

In an interview on Sky News last week, Wallis revealed he has felt this way for a “very long time”.

He also spoke of how “a part of me died” when he was raped, as he called for more support for victims and confirmed he intends to transition to living as a woman.

After Wallis came out as trans, Boris Johnson praised him for his bravery. The MP said he had received support from across the political spectrum. He is a member of three parliamentary committees, including the Welsh affairs committee.

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