An MP’s wife has allegedly been selling sex for £70 in two massage parlours in Sutton and Cheam.

A Sunday paper claimed Mike Weatherley’s Brazilian wife Adriana Alves had been working at North Cheam Massage in Lavender Avenue and Sutton Angels.

The MP for Hove and Portslade, 53, said the couple had separated in February with divorce proceedings under way.

Sutton Council’s Conservative leader Councillor Graham Witham, who represents Cheam ward, said: “It is carrying this coalition business abit too far if a Tory MPs wife has been working as a prostitute in a Lib Dem constituency.”

A nearby shop owner said the Cheam parlour, which sits next to a parade of shops and opposite a disused scout hut, had been running for years.

He said: “It doesn’t seem to bother anyone, I think because its tucked away everyone just turns a blind eye.”

When our reporter visited the building marked by a single blue door, a woman at the parlour said a woman called Adriana had worked there but would not be returning “for some time”.

A spokesman for Sutton police said they were “looking at the massage parlour” and were keen for any information from residents.

The police spokesman said: “We have closed down a number of premises operating as brothels during the past couple of years and we will continue to do so.”

Continued from front page “Any complaints or allegations we receive about criminal or antisocial activity will be investigated.”

Mr Weatherly, who was elected in May, is thought to have met his wife 10 years ago while on a business trip to Rio de Janeiro.

The couple, who do not have any children together, moved to Britain and married in 2003 at Brighton Register Office Father-of-three Mr Weatherley said in a recent interview that if he became well known he wanted it to be for “political success rather than gaffes”.

Mr Weatherley said he knew nothing about the activities of his 39-year-old wife – who is reported to work under the names Bea, Carla and Bianca In a statement he vowed to continue supporting his wife until the divorce was finalised.

He said: “I am deeply shocked by the suggestion that Adriana has taken on any such employment. She is a genuinely lovely and caring person.

“We have, however, been separated since February this year and I have not been privy to the details of her personal or professional life, other than to ensure she knew I would be fully supportive of her until divorce proceedings have concluded.”

A Conservative Party spokesman said: “This is a personal matter and there is also no indication of any wrong-doing by Mr Weatherley.”