Sally Bercow hits back at affair allegations by referencing now infamous Lord McAlpine tweet after the wife of the Commons Speaker is photographed ‘kissing’ a mystery man

The picture apparently showed the 44-year-old wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow cavorting in a brunette wig as she partied in the West End

Sally Bercow found herself at the centre of another unexpected scandal after The Sun printed a photograph of kissing a ‘mystery man’ on a night out in London.

The picture apparently showed the 44-year-old wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow cavorting in a brunette wig as she partied with friends in the West End.

The tabloid report went on to suggest that Bercow “could not keep her hands off the muscle-bound hunk”, while one witness reportedly told The  Mirror: “It was very intimate”.

However, last night the Speaker’s wife dismissed affair claims, saying that the photos had been taken “out of context” and referencing her now famous tweet to Lord McAlpine, which resulted in her paying a hefty £15,000 in damages for libel.

 “*Innocent, totally out of context face*,” she tweeted. “Totally missing.”

She went on to tackle criticism from a follower using a fake account that falsely claimed to be the politician Ed Balls:
 

“Oh bog off. Media interpret how they wish,” she added later on.

Another follower tweeted, “Who cares?”, to which she replied:  “Precisely. Our marriage suits us perfectly well thank you, whatever others may think”.

She also sarcastically thanked The Sun for their apparently spurious reporting, and labelled the photos “totally misleading”.

The latest episode in the life of the Sally Bercow follows her libel case against Tory peer Lord McAlpine last year. She had linked him to a BBC Newsnight report programme suggesting that ‘a leading Conservative politician from the Thatcher years’ had been involved in child abuse

“Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*,” she tweeted during the show.

Bercow has been married to current Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow for 11 years.

She has attracted criticism for appearing on a number of television programmes, including Celebrity Big Brother, and has openly discussed her and her husband’s sex life with the media, labelling her relationship imperfect, “but it is solid”.

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