June 1986 Pleads guilty to gross indecency charges With the age of consent for homosexual acts still at 21, the Conservative MP for Billericy Harvey Proctor is caught in a sting by The People newspaper. They reveal that he has engaged in sexual practices with 17 and 19 year old men - including spanking them with his bare hand and a slipper. In court, his legal team point out that had he been caught with women, no offence would have been committed. He resigns his position as MP shortly after pleading guilty.
4th March 2015 Harvey Proctor's home raided Harvey Proctor's house is raided by police in connection with Operation Midland. Speaking on Radio 4, the one-time conservative MP tells his interviewer that he had absolutely no knowledge of the claims being made about establishment paedophilia in the 1970s and 1980s - either then or now.