Colin Craig has gone all Monty Python.
Colin Craig has sent a personal letter to Conservative Party members to apologise about his behaviour and gauge whether he has the support to return as leader.
In the leaked letter, signed by Mr Craig and his wife Helen, the former party leader said he was “not a perfect man” and asked members for forgiveness.
It was sent to most of the party’s 10,000 members two weeks ago and asked them to respond about whether Mr Craig should “continue” or “give it away”.
The letter began by dismissing allegations that Mr Craig had sexually harassed former press secretary Rachael MacGregor.
“We assure you that this is not the case and allegations of this nature are false and have been withdrawn.
“Colin regrets hugely any point at which he has been at fault and Helen continues to support him 100 per cent.”
After admitting that some of his conduct with Ms MacGregor was inappropriate, Mr Craig wrote: “I sincerely apologise for the mistakes I have made as leader of the party you have supported. I am well aware that I am not a perfect man and I ask that you forgive me.”