May defends Tory candidate over rape comments
Theresa May has defended a Conservative parliamentary candidate who made "shocking" comments about rape and homosexuality. Peter Cuthbertson, the Tory candidate for Darlington, had said a woman's "promiscuity" was relevant in determining whether she had consented to sex in rape cases. The Prime Minister said: "Peter has made clear that his views have changed." The 33-year old public affairs consultant made the comments in a series of blog posts in the early 2000s.