Pippan Middleton, the British MP who last month came under scrutiny for allegedly voting in favour of a pro-Russian candidate in the race for the seat of York in northern England, has denied the allegations.
In an interview with ITV News, Ms Middleton said the allegations were “nonsense”.
The London Assembly Member for York, who has stood for the Conservative Party since 2008, has not responded to the accusations in a letter to the BBC.
In the letter to ITV News she wrote: “I have never voted in favour or against any of the candidates in this election and I would never do so again.”
In her letter to Mr O’Leary, the MP for York North West said: “It is untrue and I have never, in any way, taken part in any of these votes.”
The election is being held to replace Conservative MP Ian Black, who resigned in December after he was found guilty of accepting a bribe to vote for pro-Russia candidates.
The former Liberal Democrat MP has been accused of voting in his own constituency against the interests of his constituents.
“It’s the first time that the allegations have been made public and I’m just very shocked,” Ms Middletons husband David said in a video interview on ITV News.
“The fact that she’s been so careless about this and this has been a massive issue is very upsetting.”‘
I’m not going to make a fuss’The former MP for Yorkshire West is seen in the same ITV News video interview as the first lady.
“I’m just not going and taking any time to go to this meeting,” Mr O’mearl said.
“My wife is just not the same.
I’m not getting into a situation where I’m going to go and say: ‘Oh, I’m sorry I’m making this fuss’.”
Ms Middleton’s statement said the claims were “completely untrue” and the matter was being investigated.
“Pippa’s comments were made without any context and are completely untrue,” she said.
“This is a completely false story.
I am not going anywhere.
I’ve got nothing to add.”
The allegations follow Mr O’reearl’s resignation in December.
He said he had been “disappointed” by the decision to sack him, but he also said he was “disgusted” by what had happened.
The York election is held in the first post-war general election.