A Tory tycoon and a senior Conservative adviser were yesterday accused of trying to 'bully' former MP Charlotte Leslie.
The comments came during an explosive Commons debate regarding her treatment.
MPs across the parliamentary divide criticised prominent Conservative adviser Carl Hunter and multi-millionaire Tory donor Mohamed Amersi.
Ex-Bristol North West Tory MP Miss Leslie fell out with Mr Amersi last year after she claimed he tried to use his wealth to take over a Tory group run by her which aims to boost UK-Middle East relations.
Mr Amersi, who then launched his own Tory Middle East group, Comena, to rival Miss Leslie's Conservative Middle East Council, fiercely denies any wrongdoing.
Conservative adviser Carl Hunter and multi-millionaire Tory donor Mohamed Amersi (pictured) were yesterday accused of trying to 'bully' former MP Charlotte Leslie
It follows Wednesday's disclosure by the Daily Mail of shocking leaked phone calls between Mr Hunter and Miss Leslie.
In the calls, Mr Hunter told her she needed to 'consider being able to walk the dog at night' if she refused to apologise to Mr Amersi. Miss Leslie complained to the police about the 'sinister' calls.
There is no suggestion Mr Amersi was aware of the nature of Mr Hunter's conversations with Miss Leslie or instructed him to speak to her in the way he did. During yesterday's debate, ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Davis said Mr Hunter 'engaged in bullying and egregious behaviour' towards Miss Leslie when he 'tried to broker peace' between her and Mr Amersi.
And Labour MP Liam Byrne said: 'What on earth is going on in this country when people like this are able to issue threats to anyone – never mind former MPs?'
Last night Mr Amersi denied trying to 'intimidate' Miss Leslie and accused her of