Former Tory whip Chris Pincher has lost his appeal after suspension from the Commons following allegations he drunkenly groped two men (Picture: PA)
Sex pest Tory MP Chris Pincher has announced he is resigning after losing an appeal against his suspension for drunkenly groping two men.
Mr Pincher said he did not want to put any ‘further uncertainty’ on his constituents in Tamworth, in the West Midlands, and has ‘made arrangements to resign and leave the Commons’.
The move will trigger yet another by-election, piling even more pressure onto Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives.
In a statement the MP said: ‘I have said already that I will not stand at the next general election.
‘However, following the Independent Expert Panel’s decision I wanted to talk to my office team and family.
‘I do not want my constituents to be put to further uncertainty, and so in consequence I have made arrangements to resign and leave the Commons.
‘Tamworth is a wonderful place and it has been an honour to represent its people.
‘I shall make no further comment at this time.’
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The MP was suspended following allegations he drunkenly groped two men.