Tory MP Louise Mensch: ‘I probably took drugs with Nigel Kennedy’

Ex-EMI Records staffer partied with punk violinist in 1990s

Conservative MP Louise Mensch has said it is “highly probable” that she once took drugs with punk violinist Nigel Kennedy.

The former EMI Records employee was responding to claims that she had spent a ‘wild night’ with the musician at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in Birmingham in the 1990s.

After a reporter apparently issued her with photos showing her ‘antics’ at the nightspot, Mensch released a statement apologising for her “bad dancing”, reports BBC News.

Mensch said:

Although I do not remember the specific incident, this sounds highly probable. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Nigel Kennedy, whom I remember with affection

Kennedy also released a statement about the alleged incident and said that no one should “mess” with the “scary” MP for Corby.

He added:

I am a socialist myself but do remember having some great times with my beautiful and very clever right-wing friend when she was at EMI.

Mensch, who has penned chick-lit novels under her maiden name Louise Bagshawe, was part of the Commons select committee which questioned News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and son James over the News Of The World phone hacking allegations earlier this month.