Top Tory MP admits hacking into Labour opponent's website and writing pro-Conservative messages

Rising star Kemi Badenoch said sorry and apologised for the "foolish prank".

The Saffron Walden MP was asked what the naughtiest thing she'd ever done was, and revealed the story, the Mail on Sunday reported.

She replied: "Oh my god. I hacked into a Labour MP's website.

"I changed all the stuff in there to say nice things about the Tories."

Last night the newly appointed Tory vice chair man, who is in charge of attracting more women and minority MPs into the party, apologised for what she called a "foolish prank" which she carried out aged 28, but refused to name the Labour MP involved.

But hacking into another person's website is illegal under the 1990 Computer Misuse Act.

Tory chairman Brandon Lewis said the Conservatives would stick by her.

He said it was a case of "youthful exuberance" which had involved "guessing a password" and not a sophisticated hack job.

The London-born MP was elected for the first time just last year, but has already made waves with a powerful speech to the party's conference, and is tipped as a rising star.

Ms Badenoch, who is a staunch Brexiteer, was invited to join the Prime Minister at her annual constituency dinner last week.

She told the Mail: "This was a foolish prank over a decade ago, for which I apologise."

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