Nick Conrad said victims of rape are “partly responsible” and they should keep “their knickers on”. His comments sound like they’re from The Handmaid’s Tale.— Angela Rayner 🌈 (@AngelaRayner) November 7, 2019
The Conservatives must drop him as their candidate.
It would be an affront to women everywhere if he became an MP.
Congratulations to the Tories for selecting a man, Nick Conrad, who said maybe rape victims should “keep their knickers on” as a parliamentary candidate. https://t.co/V0VKoeP9r4 pic.twitter.com/XRszy8AOmG— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) November 7, 2019
Tory candidate Nick Conrad will not fight Broadland seat at election after controversy over 2014 rape comments https://t.co/MDJeEm9PdI— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 7, 2019
Nick Conrad says he will not stand as the Conservative Party's candidate for Broadland in the general election after being criticised for comments he made in 2014 in which he said women should "keep their knickers on" when discussing a rape case— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) November 7, 2019
The BBC radio presenter Nick Conrad has been selected for the safe Conservative seat of Broadland.— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) November 7, 2019
He’s controversial, after comments he made in 2014 on the Ched Evans rape case, saying women who “don't wish to give out the wrong signals" should "keep their knickers on".
Tory candidate Nick Conrad who made the comment that women “should keep their knickers on” to avoid rape has decided not to contest the election, to prevent further embarrassment to the Conservative Party, I am told https://t.co/cwhdKlgnuD— Robert Peston (@Peston) November 7, 2019
“Nick Conrad’s despicable comments blaming the victims of rape, saying they should have kept their ‘knickers on’, sound like they were lifted out of a Handmaid’s Tale’s script." - @AngelaRaynerhttps://t.co/kVBh2VbdoC— Labour Press Team (@labourpress) November 7, 2019
The idea that a man who said women should “keep their knickers on” to avoid #rape & made apologies for rapists’ “sexual desire” could be [an MP] is absolutely disgusting." - @JennSelby on Nick Conrad's selection as a candidate for the @Conservatives https://t.co/9S97nwA11d— WomensEqualityUK (@WEP_UK) November 7, 2019
What Tory candidate Nick Conrad said is revolting and it is just as revolting that @BorisJohnson has condemned him but he hasn't been banned from running. He said victims of rape are “partly responsible” and they should keep “their knickers on”. https://t.co/emxm64FUOj— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) November 7, 2019
Nick Conrad has announced that he is standing down.— Momentum Sheffield (@MomentumSheff) November 8, 2019
⚠️Warning: this video contains comments that some will find upsetting re rape. https://t.co/1B8n6qvlFJ
General election: Tory candidate Nick Conrad stands down over rape comments https://t.co/pvFoPPqx57— fidelma cook (@fidelmacook) November 7, 2019
Former BBC presenter ‘steps down’ as Tory candidate following ‘ill-judged’ rape comments https://t.co/9TPdb4cN4U— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) November 7, 2019
Tory candidate will not stand in election after rape comments resurface https://t.co/8OhFfumghi— The Independent (@Independent) November 7, 2019