MP to stand trial on assault charge

Marie Rimmer MP will stand trial next month charged with kicking a Scottish independence campaigner
Marie Rimmer MP will stand trial next month charged with kicking a Scottish independence campaigner
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St Helens MP Marie Rimmer will stand trial at the end of next month charged with assaulting a Scottish independence campaigner.

Ms Rimmer, Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston, will stand trial on April 29.

She is alleged to have kicked 51-year-old Patricia McLeish while on the campaign trail in the build-up to the Scottish referendum in 2015.

Ms Rimmer denies the charge.