John McCallister calls on Basil McCrea to stand aside as NI21 leader

John McCallister and Basil McCrea

John McCallister and Basil McCrea

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Basil McCrea must stand aside as leader until an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct is completed, NI21 deputy leader John McCallister has said.

Mr McCallister issued a statement tonight after the woman who is making allegations against Mr McCrea came forward to speak publicly in front of a camera.

Former party worker Ashleigh Murray, 23, said in a BBC Newsline interview that she had not gone to the police about the allegations because of her difficult background, which she believed meant that she would not have been believed.


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