Three things you didn’t know about Nazi stag-do MP Aidan Burley

Aidan Burley, the conservative MP for Cannock chase, has said he will not stand for re-election at the constituency he wrested from an 18-year Labour grip in 2010.

The announcement follows further revelations about Burley’s involvement in a Nazi themed stag party in the French Alps in 2011.

Burley issued an apology after details of the party emerged in which the groom wore an SS uniform bought by Burley, and where guests chanted the names of Nazi leaders.

But the Mail on Sunday revealed that he hadn’t left the party immediately afterwards as he claimed in an inquiry, but had moved on to a bar with the group.

Following the incident, Burley was sacked as a ministerial aide at the Department for Transport.

But what other skeletons does Burley have in his closet? LondonlovesBusiness investigates…

  • Burley studied theology at St. John’s College, Oxford, where he was president of the exclusive male-only dining society The King Charles Club. The club gained coverage in the Telegraph in 2001, when it was revealed that it held its annual dinner at a strip club.
  • According to the Daily Mail, Burley was asked to leave his accommodation in St. John’s College “following an incident on a dance floor”, and lodged in private accommodation for the rest of his time at Oxford. The Mail said that a number of Burley’s contemporaries have claimed the incident involved a female student.
  • During the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony Burley caused outrage when he took to Twitter to denounce the spectacle as “leftie multicultural crap. Bring back Red Arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones”.

Adding: “the most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen – more than Beijing, the capital of a Communist state”.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott responded saying: “That opening ceremony made me proud to be British. Your tweet made me angry that you are too.”

Cameron eventually stepped in, saying “what (Burley) said was completely wrong … an idiotic thing to say.”

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