London: New conservative MP Caroline Nokes, described as one of British Prime Minister David Cameron`s "cuties" has been cheating on her husband by having a "sexual relationship" with a junior party activist 10 years her junior, a report said today.
James Dinsdale, 27 a town councillor in Bury StEdmunds, Suffolk, said: "I can confirm Caroline Nokes and I have had a sexual relationship. I have no further comment."
Nokes, 37 was unavailable for comment. Nokes, a mother of one, was praised as "a good, hardworking, local young woman" by the Prime Minister just before she snatched the marginal seat of Romsey and Southampton North from the Liberal Democrats at last month`s general election.
It has been disclosed that the has been having asexual relationship with Dinsdale, a Tory councillor and a former executive of the party`s youth wing, Conservative Future The Daily Telegraph said.
It said the pair had enjoyed occasional trysts in a "physical" affair lasting four years.
Nokes, who signed the Westminster 2010 declaration promising to "act according to Christian conscience", first met Dinsdale at the Tory conference in Bournemouth in October 2006.
The backbencher was pictured in a newspaper letting him into her London hotel room after a late night House of Commons vote a week ago.
The newspaper said Dinsdale left after two hours and that Nokes, who is entitled to claim the cost of the hotel under the MPs` expenses system, left alone the following morning.
Nokes is the daughter of Roy Perry, the deputy leader of Hampshire county council and a former Conservative Member of European Parliament, and once told a glossy magazine she was "too pretty to be in politics".
She lives in a house on the edge of the New forest, bought in 2004 for 685,000 pounds with her husband Marc, 42 and their 11-year-old daughter.
Nokes is a newly-elected MP for Romsey and Southampton North and a Test Valley borough councillor.
"My wife and I have been saddened and shocked to learn of stories in the press about our daughter Caroline. At this very difficult time for our family our thoughts and concerns are above all with our granddaughter, our wonderful son-in-law Marc and our dear daughter, Caroline," Perry was
quoted as saying by the `Daily Echo`.
"She is to us a daughter whom we love dearly, who has great qualities and abilities and we sincerely hope their marriage will come through this difficult time."
Nokes won her seat by defeating Liberal Democrat Sandra Gidley by 4,000 votes at the general election last month. Nokes` mother, Patricia, told the Daily Telegraph the couple would not be splitting over the affair.
Speaking at her home in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Patricia Nokes said her son was "coping very well" and the couple are "very much together".
"They have a very solid relationship and have just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last week," she said. "This will not finish their relationship.