Wednesday, September 27, 2023

An MP accused of groping drunk men resigns

The conservative representative was accused of “inappropriate sexual behavior” and “abuse of power”.

British MP Chris Pincher, who served as an independent after being ousted from the Conservative Group in 2022, announced on Thursday he was giving up his seat after appealing against Parliament’s decision to suspend him for eight weeks. have lost gropes two men I was drunk last year.

The resignation of the Tamworth constituency representative in the House of Commons (below) will result in a by-election in that area of ​​the centre England to choose his replacement, which the opposition Labor Party will seek to exploit.

In a statement to Britain’s PA agency, Pincher recalled that he had already said he would not stand in the next general election in 2024 but made his decision after learning on Monday that his appeal had failed Accelerate your march.

“I don’t want my constituents to face any more uncertainty and have therefore taken steps to resign and give up voting lower house», says the former head of parliamentary discipline of the ruling Conservative Party.

Parliament’s independent panel of experts on Monday dismissed its appeal against the standards committee’s July recommendation to suspend him from his seat for eight weeks after accusing him of “inappropriate sexual behavior» and «abuse of power» against two men at the exclusive Carlton Club in 2022.

If Pincher had not resigned and the suspension had taken effect, it would still have resulted in a parliamentary petition to start an election in his constituency, which would have been carried out if 10% of the electorate had agreed. The controversy surrounding the allegations against Pincher marked the end of the Conservative prime minister’s term in office Boris Johnson who announced his resignation on July 7, 2022, to leave office on September 6.

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