January 21, 2006
JUST FOLD THE WHOLE PARTY:
Oaten resigns over rent boy claim (BBC, 1/21/06)
Former Liberal Democrat leadership challenger Mark Oaten has stood down as the party's home affairs spokesman over an alleged affair with a rent boy.Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2006 5:03 PM
Mr Oaten released a statement apologising for the "embarrassment" caused to his family, friends and the Liberal Democrat party.
Married Mr Oaten, 41, and the MP for Winchester, dropped out of the Lib Dem leadership race this week. [...]
Mr Oaten's resignation as home affairs spokesman comes only two weeks after the party's leader, Charles Kennedy, stepped down after admitting he had received treatment for a drink problem.