I must say that I am disgusted by the press coverage of the Christopher Pincher scandal. There has not been a single mention of the Elliot Johnson scandal. You may not recall the name Elliot Johnson. He was a a bright young man, who was an intern for the Conservative party. Back in 2015, he took his own life, following allegations of bullying and possible sexual misconduct by a senior officer in the Conservative party. Mark Clark was slung out of the Conservative party as a result.
To quote the Guardian article
In the aftermath of the scandal, The Conservative party promised to mend it's ways and ensure that the Party HQ was a safe environment for young people. In 2021, it was clear that the Conservatives had renenged on their commitment to change their ways. An investigation was concluded and Elliots family issued a statement expressing their dissatisfaction, through their solicitors. To quote Elliot's father
The party has recognised there are failings but they are also saying they’ve done nothing wrong.
16. A complaint was made by email to Mr. Abbott about the general conduct of unidentified persons on RoadTrip events. This complaint also included allegations of sexual assault on a third party (not the complainant) by a third party unconnected with Mr. Clarke or RoadTrip. Mr. Abbott responded to the complainant and forwarded the complaint to Mr. Stephen Phillips (Secretary to the Board and Secretary to the Disciplinary Sub-Committee of the Board). It did not prove possible to arrange a meeting between Mr. Phillips and the complainant. The complaint concerning RoadTrip was not investigated.69. With one exception, there is no suggestion that Mr. Abbott knew of the allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour by Mr. Clarke whilst Mr. Abbott was at CCHQ. One activist told the Party’s preliminary investigation that Mr. Clarke acted inappropriately towards young female activists and bragged that he got females drunk in order to sleep with them. The activist said that this was reported to Mr. Abbott and Ms. Harris in July 2014. Neither Mr. Abbott nor Ms. Harris could recall this, although they recalled other concerns reported by this activist.77. The complaint referred to at paragraph 16 above included allegations about unidentified persons on RoadTrip events. It also included an allegation of sexual assault involving two people unconnected to Mr. Clarke, RoadTrip or this investigation. Mr Phillips said that he discussed this particular issue with Ms. Harris. They agreed that it was best for the author of the email to come to CCHQ to speak to Mr. Phillips in person. In his view, this was necessary to establish the correct approach for dealing with the complaint. Mr. Phillips invited them to a meeting to discuss the email. The meeting did not take place, because they were unable to meet during weekday office hours and Mr. Phillips was unable to meet after hours. He also preferred to meet face to face. As a consequence no meeting took place and the complaint was not investigated by Mr. Phillips or his team. However, Ms. Harris had taken steps to investigate the allegation of sexual assault and encouraged the alleged victim to make a formal complaint to CCHQ, although in the event no formal complaint was made.