-Kemi Badenoch, 38, hacked the Labour MP’s site to write pro-Tory propaganda
-Hacking into websites is a criminal offence and can be punished with prison
-Her confession is embarrassing for Downing Street because she is a rising star
A Tory MP tipped as a future Prime Minister has admitted breaking the law by hacking into a Labour opponent’s website.
Kemi Badenoch, a newly appointed vice-chairman of the party, confessed that she launched the cyber-attack on the Labour MP’s site in order to write pro-Tory propaganda under their name.
Computer hacking is a criminal offence and people using it to “deface websites” is an example highlighted by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The 38-year-old’s confession in an interview with the Core Politics site was obtained by in the Mail on Sunday.
She was asked what the “naughtiest” thing she ever did was after Theresa May confessed to running through a wheat field.
She replied: “About 10 years ago I hacked into – oh my god, this is so bad – I hacked into a Labour MP’s website.
And I changed all the stuff in there to say nice things about Tories. I won’t name who.”
Ms Badenoch only became the MP for Saffron Walden last June but introduced Theresa May at the 2017 Tory conference.
She was appointed the Conservative Party’s vice chair for candidates in January and attended the launch of a new group of young Tory MPs called Freer last month.
Kemi Badenoch did not return the Mirror’s request for comment.
A statement issued by Tory HQ in her name said: “This was a foolish prank over a decade ago, for which I apologise.”
A Tory source told the Mail on Sunday it was a case of “youthful exuberance”, despite the fact she was nearly 30 at the time.
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