A Conservative activist who claims she was raped by a senior party figure claims she was ignored after reporting the alleged attack to House of Commons officials.

The woman – named only as Amanda – asked the parliamentary clerk to raise concerns about the 'toxic' and 'sex-driven' culture in Westminster while waiting for a trial date. 

But Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said she was not told about the alleged attack by a person working for a Tory MP.

Speaking to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, the woman claims she believed her concerns would have been passed on to Gavin Williamson, who was then the Chief Whip, and Mrs Leadsom.

The woman - named only as Amanda - asked the parliamentary clerk to raise concerns about the 'toxic' and 'sex-driven' culture in Westminster while waiting for a trial date (stock photo)

The woman - named only as Amanda - asked the parliamentary clerk to raise concerns about the 'toxic' and 'sex-driven' culture in Westminster while waiting for a trial date (stock photo)

The woman – named only as Amanda – asked the parliamentary clerk to raise concerns about the 'toxic' and 'sex-driven' culture in Westminster while waiting for a trial date (stock photo)

Instead she 'heard nothing' and says that the alleged incident had 'destroyed' her.

Amanda said: 'I was raped by someone senior to me in the Conservative Party. It was violent. It wasn't in Westminster, it was in my own home.

'And it shouldn't have happened. I remember the attack, during the attack. I remember the room disappearing around me and thinking I was going to die.

'When he left the next day I was at the police station within an hour and I reported it.'

The case against the man – who is not an MP – was later dropped after a review of evidence. He strongly denied the allegation.

The woman claims she believed her concerns would have been passed on to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, pictured, and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson

The woman claims she believed her concerns would have been passed on to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, pictured, and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson

The woman claims she believed her concerns would have been passed on to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, pictured

The woman claims she believed her concerns would have been passed on to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, pictured

The woman claims she believed her concerns would have been passed on to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, pictured left, and Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, pictured right

But Amanda believes her allegations should have been passed on to Mr Williamson and Mrs Leadsom so they were aware.

In a statement to the BBC, clerk David Natzler confirmed the discussion took place but that the allegation was 'not the focus'.

He said that it would not have been appropriate to refer the allegations to other House authorities because 'there was already a criminal case under way'. 

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