Johnson left behind three letters, one saying a former parliamentary candidate, Mark Clarke, had bullied him
A coroner has ruled that the young Conservative activist Elliott Johnson, who made allegations of bullying within the party weeks before his death, took his own life.
Johnson, 21, was found on railway tracks near Sandy in Bedfordshire on 15 September last year. He left behind three letters, one of which said a former parliamentary candidate, Mark Clarke, had bullied him and that a political journalist, Andre Walker, had betrayed him. Both Clarke and Walker strongly deny the allegations. Continue reading...