A former Conservative councillor who sued Wandsworth Council has been caught up in a bullying row after allegedly ranting at a member of staff for taking time off sick.

Wandsworth Times:

Miss Allan carol singing with Southfields residents at the station before she moved to Telford to run for the seat.

Lucy Allan, now the MP for Telford, was a Southfields resident and Conservative councillor who took the council to court in 2013 for launching an investigation into her fitness to parent her son.

June 23: Telford MP hopeful Lucy Allan sues Wandsworth Council after child protection investigation

Wandsworth Council had launched a child protection investigation into Miss Allan after she developed depression in 2010 following a family bereavement, and was referred to a doctor by social services.

The investigation found she posed no risk to her son, but she claims a series of blunders meant sensitive information about the family was mishandled.

The Wandsworth Guardian has not been able to see the outcome of Mrs Allan's court case and Wandsworth Council declined to comment.

Mrs Allan is now embroiled in a bullying scandal after it emerged she left messages on her staff member's phone when she was off ill.

The messages, given to the Evening Standard, reveal that Miss Allan repeatedly called and asked her employee, Arianne Plumbly to phone her back, questioned whether there was an alcohol problem, and calls her "pathetic".

Miss Plumbly had sent her MP boss text messages to explain she had been told to take four weeks off work by a doctor, a method of communication she said was given the all clear by Miss Allen.

It is the second bullying scandal to hit the Conservative party, since the Mark Clarke allegations emerged last month.

Mr Clarke, who was the candidate for Tooting in the 2010 general election, has been accused of bullying members of the Conservative Future group, and an investigation is under way into how complaints about his behaviour were handled by the party's top level.

Miss Allan's office has been contacted for a comment.

Wandsworth Council did not wish to comment on further allegations involving the former councillor.