Partygate peer Shaun Bailey accused of sexism over Carol Vorderman’s ‘slut and bum’ statement

Scandal-hit Tory peer Shaun Bailey has been accused of misogyny for telling Carol Vorderman she can't talk about politics while posting pictures of “her bum and her breasts” on Instagram.

The failed London mayoral candidate, who attended a lockdown-breaking Christmas party, said she “can't be both”.

Talking to you GB News of the former Countdown star, Lord Bailey said: “On the one hand… she's a serious political commentator and then if you look at her Instagram it's all pictures of her bum and her boobs. So what is here? It can't be both.”

Ms Vorderman shared the clip on X, adding: “Tori Sean Bailey is a misogynist.”

Lord Bailey was given a peerage last summer on Boris Johnson's resignation list. He came under intense pressure to drop it after it emerged he had attended a lockdown Christmas party at Conservative headquarters thrown by his mayoral campaign.

The event, which invitations revealed was called a ‘jingle and mixe', led to a total of 24 police fines.

Carol Vorderman called Shaun Bailey a misogynist

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He has previously apologized “unreservedly” for the event organized by his campaign team, describing it as a “serious error of judgement”.

But Labor said Rishi Sunak should have prevented him from entering the upper chamber.

After his latest controversial outburst on Wednesday, Ms Vorderman said: “So Shaun thinks women who wear lycra to the gym shouldn't have a political opinion…

“Or I guess a vote… Failed mayoral candidate, sexist Shaun, became Lord last year. Another Tory honor for dishonor.”

Shaun Bailey took his seat in the House of Lords amid a police investigation into a lock-in party he attended

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He is only the latest high-profile Tory to publicly attack Ms Vorderman, who has become an outspoken critic of the party since Covid.

In a recent interview, she vowed to fight the party until she is removed from office. “If our children want to have a future, we have to expel them,” he said The times.

“If I can make a difference, I will do everything I can to make that difference,” he added.

Tory veterans minister Jonny Mercer came under fire last month for saying Ms Vorderman had a “lonely life”. And it has faced criticism from former Tory leader Greg Hunts, former MP Edwina Currie and Energy Secretary Andrew Bowie.