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Emily Owen: Labor candidate 'drugged and raped' in political attack – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk

Emily Owen: Labor candidate 'drugged and raped' in political attack – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk


A Labor parliamentary candidate has claimed she was drugged and raped last year in a “politically motivated” attack.  

Emily Owen, who is standing for the party in Aberconwy, north Wales, published a statement on Facebook saying that she had decided to speak out to “raise a very important point” about the abuse that politicians receive.  

She said she was inspired byOwen Jones, theGuardiancolumnist,who tweeted last month about being physically assaulted in a “premeditated attack” after leaving a pub in London.

 

“I have battled with myself for a few months as to whether to tell my story,” Ms Owen, 25, wrote. “Candidates and MPs up and down the country from all parties, including myself, are being subjected to horrific abuse daily and…

 

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