MP 'sorry' for telling pupil to "f*** off" in Scotland
MP told a girl to "f*** off" when she said she'd vote
for independence if a second Scottish referendum was triggered.
Heappey's comment came as he addressed sixth-formers at Millfield
School, according to national media reports in the Sunday
Mirror and The
Conservative, who is currently contesting the seat of Wells, which
includes Burnham, asked the students for their views as they discussed
the topic of Scottish independence.
one girl said she'd vote to leave the UK, Mr Heappey says he quipped
in a light-hearted manner "Well you can f*** off then."
teenager later discussed it with her father, who raised the matter
with the school.
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com he has since sent her a written
apology and insists he was joking.
said: "I made a comment intended only as a joke
but it was inappropriate and I am deeply sorry for any offence caused."
wrote to the pupil soon after the school brought her concerns to
my attention and apologised unreservedly."
Munt, the Liberal Democrat standing against Mr Heappey, said: "School
is meant to be a safe place. We send our children to school in the
expectation that they will be treated fairly and with respect by
people in positions of power."
am utterly shocked that the then MP has used bullying, racist and
abusive language to dismiss a teenage schoolgirl engaging in political
Heappey was elected as Burnham-On-Sea's MP in 2015 after working
as a researcher for Conservative Liam Fox.