A former radio presenter who said that women should “keep their knickers on” to avoid being raped has quit as a Conservative candidate.
Nick Conrad, who was selected on Wednesday for the safe Norfolk seat of Broadland, said last night: “Five years ago I made ill-judged comments during an on-air radio discussion for which I made a genuine and heartfelt apology . . . I had hoped to become the MP for a constituency which is close to my heart.