Ex-MP ends business partnership

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The social media site set up by Louise Mensch, the former MP for Corby, is to close.

Menshn, which Mrs Mensch set up with ex-Labour digital adviser Luke Bozier in June last year, has never gained enough users to trouble other social media sites and had a largely hostile reaction from Twitter users when it was launched.

It appears the decision to close the site was caused by the pair falling out. Mr Bozier announced the move on his blog today (Wednesday, February 6) and said: “Louise and I no longer have anything resembling a working relationship”, and “she no longer wishes to run a company in which I own shares”.

Mrs Mensch posted on the site: “As I cannot work with him, then saw no prospect of development, & will be petitioning to wind the company up on a just and equitable basis.

“Cannot say anything further, for legal reasons.”

She added that the site would remain up “for a little while so people can have the chance to exchange contracts”.

Since the site launched, Bozier has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of viewing or possessing indecent images of children, after his website was hacked and alleged personal emails and pictures posted online.