Tory Chairman James Cleverly is accused of ‘crashing into a motorist while talking on his mobile phone’ during motorway trip
- Tory Chairman James Cleverly was driving on the M11 in Essex on Friday
- The leading Brexiteer was involved in a collision with a fellow motorist
- Mr Cleverly exchanged details with the other driver on the hard shoulder
- A Tory spokesman said the matter was being handled by his insurance company
Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly was involved in a collision on the M11 on Friday.
An angry motorist claims the Tory MP was ‘on his mobile phone’ as the cars collided in Essex.
Motorist Asim Khan said on Twitter: ‘This guy James Cleverly is a dishonest and a liar of a person. He is not to be trusted. He hit my car on M11 while speeding and using his phone.
Tory Party Chairman James Cleverly, pictured on Friday on the hard shoulder of the M11 was involved in a road traffic collision with a fellow motorist
The motorist Asim Khan, claimed Mr Cleverly scraped the side of his car while talking on the phone
A Conservative Party spokesman confirmed Mr Cleverly was involved in a minor collision on Friday, although sources close to the MP denied he was speeding or using his phone
‘At the scene he admitted it was his fault. He damaged my new car. When I contacted him he said he is not accepting liability.
‘Shame on u.’
A spokesman for the Conservative Party said: ‘James was involved in a minor accident with another car on Friday. The matter is now being dealt with by his insurance company.’
A source close to Mr Cleverly denied he was speeding, or was using his mobile phone at the time of the incident, or accepted liability.