Cllr Ritchie 'tried to climb into my bed'

  • Alfie Baron
The Edinburgh News has reported the alleged account of a woman who had to stop SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchiie climbing into her bed -- whilst semi-naked.

The allegation dates back to the SNP Autumn Conference in Glasgow in October 2017.

The story centres on Councillor Ritchie being offered a sofa in a city centre flat because he "was too drunk to make it home".

His accuser said:

“I didn’t feel entirely comfortable about this, having previously experienced his attitudes and remarks towards women, but reluctantly agreed.
The accuser's accusation is as follows:

“In the middle of the night, I was awoken by bright light from the hall flooding into my room.

“Lewis, wearing only boxers, came in. I jerked bolt upright in fright, unsure of what was going on.

“He repeatedly attempted to climb into the bed and get under the duvet. It took all my strength to prevent him and I told him to stop several times which he ignored, at one point even suggesting, ‘We’ll just have a cuddle’.

“Eventually, after I persistently demanded he leave, he did.”
When confronted about the allegations by the Evening News, Cllr Ritchie admitted drunkenly stumbling into the woman’s room.

But he strenuously denies trying to get into bed and any sexual harassment.

The accuser believes that Councillor Ritchie quit the SNP to avoid an internal investigation. She said:

“Lewis has removed the complainant’s right to the due process of a disciplinary committee by resigning from the party to avoid one.”
Councillor Ritchie has since quit the SNP and reports suggest he believes the SNP have launched a smear campaign against him.

SNP Cllr Ritchie Sleaze
Cllr Ritchie 'tried to climb into my bed'

The Edinburgh News has reported the alleged account of a woman who had to stop SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchiie climbing into her bed -- whilst semi-naked.

The allegation dates back to the SNP Autumn Conference in Glasgow in October 2017.

The story centres on Councillor Ritchie being offered a sofa in a city centre flat because he "was too drunk to make it home".