Tory MP SUSPENDED by Boris after PM hit with latest sexual assault claim

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The Conservative Party announced this evening that Mr Pincher had lost the whip in the Parliamentary party just hours after quitting his government role.

A statement said that Boris Johnson has agreed that the Conservative whip should be suspended from MP Pincher while the MP is investigated by the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, a Tory spokeswoman has said.

Earlier Labour had challenged the Prime Minister’s failure to take action after Mr Pincher’s dramatic resignation last night.

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Deputy Lead said: “Boris Johnson and the Conservatives’ failure to act just shows the rot that has set in at the heart of this Government.

“If this Prime Minister had an ounce of decency he would have already suspended the Tory Whip.

“It’s now for the Conservative MPs who continue to prop up this Prime Minister’s paralysed administration to step up, do the decent thing and show him the door.”

Despite having the whip withdrawn and being under investigation, Mr Pincher is still in line for a “golden goodbye” of £7,920 for resigning his post in the Government instead of being sacked.

In his resignation letter to Prime Minister, Pincher admitted he had “embarrassed” himself and “other people” after drinking too much.

In the letter, he wrote: “Last night I drank far too much. I’ve embarrassed myself and other people which is the last thing I want to do and for that I apologise to you and those concerned.”

The letter continued: “I think the right thing to do in the circumstances is for me to resign as Deputy Chief Whip.

“I owe it to you and the people I’ve caused upset to, to do this.”

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