British Conservative MP ‘watched porn’ in Commons – POLITICO


LONDON — Britain’s Conservative Party is investigating allegations that a Tory MP watched pornography on his phone in the House of Commons chamber.

The allegation was made at a meeting of Tory MPs aimed at improving the gender balance in Parliament and was first reported by The Sun. A deputy who was present at this meeting confirmed this account to POLITICO.

At the meeting, attendees shared stories of sexism and sexual harassment in Westminster, including the claim that an MP watched sexually explicit material in the bedroom and was spotted doing so by a woman minister.

A spokesman for the government’s whips office – responsible for party discipline and conduct – said the chief whip was looking into the matter.

“This behavior is completely unacceptable and action will be taken,” the spokesperson said.

Politicians on all sides called for a culture change in Parliament this week after a series of stories highlighted sexual misconduct and misogyny in Westminster.

Following the recent conviction of former Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan for sexual assault, POLITICO has revealed that the House of Commons Procedure Committee has ruled out an inquiry into the banning of MPs accused of gross misconduct from the parliamentary domain.

The Sunday Times later reported that 56 MPs were currently the subject of sexual misconduct complaints, including three Cabinet ministers, while the Mail on Sunday ran a story in which an anonymous MP accused Labor deputy leader Angela Rayner of trying to distract Boris Johnson by crossing her and uncrossing her. legs.

The Mail on Sunday story caused an outcry, with Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle calling it “shameful” and “misogynist”.




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