A Conservative MP was wearing a black leather mini-skirt, tights, and high heels when he crashed his Mercedes into a lamppost last year, a court has heard.
MP Jamie Wallis, who has represented Bridgend since 2019 is on trial accused of failing to stop, failing to report a road traffic collision, driving without due care and attention, and leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position. Wallis denies all the charges against him. The trial relates to a collision that took place on 28 November 2021, in which the Mercedes that he is said to have been driving collided with a lamppost and a telegraph pole on Church Road in Llanblethian, South Wales.
Prosecutor Carina Hughes said that locals Natalie Webb and Adrian Watson were having a social gathering when at approximately 1am they heard a "very loud bang, significantly louder than a domestic firework".
Mr Watson recalled how he had looked inside the Mercedes car that had crashed into the lamppost and saw "a white male wearing a white long-sleeve top which was tight to the body, a black leather PVC mini-skirt, tights, dark shoes with a high heel and a pearl necklace".
When he asked Wallis if he was okay, Mr Watson said he replied saying: "I'm sorting it. I'm sorting it."
Mr Watson told the court how he intended on calling the police and then Wallis started walking away from the scene.
Wallis was then picked up by a Land Rover Discovery.
Police Sergeant Gareth Handy said that when he attended Wallis' home address he had to force entry into the property out of concern for Wallis.
The police officer said that when he found Wallis in one of the rooms "I saw Jamie had make-up on his face."
The court also heard that when police search the property they found a blonde wig on a table. PC Louis Hall found Wallis in a bedroom within the house asleep and said: "He appeared to be wearing make-up. His eyelids were dark, his lips were red and his cheeks were bronzed, and he had red nail polish on his toes."
When police found the MP he was naked in bed and had to be given a modesty blanket until he found some clothes. The black skirt and pearl necklace were both found next to the bed and seized by police. Jamie Wallis was arrested just after 7am.
In March, Wallis became the first MP in the UK to come out as being transgender.
The trial is expected to last for approximately 2 days.