Tory party deputy chief whip Chris Pincher QUIT after allegations he ‘drunkenly groped two men’

The Conservative Party’s deputy chief whip has resigned tonight after allegedly groping two men while drunk last night.

In a resignation letter, Chris Pincher admitted he “embarrassed himself and others” after drinking too much at the Tory Private Members Club in London.

An MP who was present at the event claimed to the Guardian that he was so drunk “he could hardly get up”.

Mr Pincher has been MP for Tamworth since 2010 and was appointed Deputy Chief Whip in February this year.

The letter read: “Last night I drank far too much.

“I have embarrassed myself and others, which is the last thing I want to do, and for that I apologize to you and those affected.

“I think under the circumstances, stepping down as Deputy Chief Whip is the right thing to do. I owe it to you and the people I upset into doing this.

Chris Pincher, the Conservative Party's deputy chief whip, has resigned tonight after he allegedly groped two men while drunk last night. Pictured: Mr Pincher with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Chris Pincher, the Conservative Party's deputy chief whip, has resigned tonight after he allegedly groped two men while drunk last night. Pictured: Mr Pincher with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Chris Pincher, the Conservative Party’s deputy chief whip, has resigned tonight after he allegedly groped two men while drunk last night. Pictured: Mr Pincher with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Pictured: The incident took place at the exclusive Carlton Club in London

Pictured: The incident took place at the exclusive Carlton Club in London

Pictured: The incident took place at the exclusive Carlton Club in London

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“I want to assure you that you will continue to have my full support from the back benches and I wish you well as you deal with the aftershocks of Covid and the challenges of international inflation.

“It was the honor of my life to have served in Her Majesty’s Government.”

The Sun reports that Mr Pincher was drinking at the Tory party’s private club – the Carlton Club – in Piccadilly when he is said to have assaulted two fellow guests.

Conservative months of dirty riots

3RD OF APRIL

David Warburton has withdrawn the Conservatives’ whip after allegations of sexual harassment and cocaine use surfaced. The Somerton and Frome MP in Somerset faces a parliamentary inquiry after being accused of abusing the drug and inappropriately touching three women.

April, 30th

Tory Neil Parish is giving up his Tiverton and Honiton seat after viewing pornography in the House of Commons. Farmer Mr Parish first said he accidentally watched an X-rated video while looking for tractors, before later doing so on purpose in the Commons chamber.

17TH OF MAY

An unnamed Tory MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sex offenses over a seven-year period. The man, in his 50s, is said to have committed the crimes between 2002 and 2009 in London.

He was also arrested on charges of indecent assault, abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in public office, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Conservative Party whips have asked the unnamed MP to stay away from Parliament during the inquiry, but unions last night said he should be formally suspended to protect staff.

23. MAY

Imran Ahmad Khan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexually molesting a 15-year-old boy.

Khan, 48, doused the boy with gin, tried to get him to watch pornography and then groped him in his bed at the victim’s family home in Staffordshire 14 years ago.

The Wakefield MP was expelled from the Conservative Party after his conviction and resigned his seat, prompting a Labor-winning by-election.

His victim told Southwark Crown Court he was still struggling with intimacy and touching as a result of the ordeal.

Mr Pincher’s resignation in such dramatic circumstances is another blow to the Prime Minister who is facing allegations of misconduct at lockdown parties at Downing Street.

The MP for Tamworth was appointed last February alongside Chief Whip Chris Heaton-Harris to strengthen party discipline amid unrest among MPs over the way government was being run.

It is the second time he has quit the whip office, having resigned as junior whip in November 2017 after complaining he had made an unwanted pass to former Olympic rower and Conservative candidate Alex Story.

He is said to have tried to open Mr Story’s shirt after persuading him to return to his London home and massaging his neck while saying: “You’ll go far in the Conservative Party.”

Mr Story told the Mail on Sunday that at one point Mr Pincher left the room and said: “Just let me slip into something more comfortable” before returning in a bathrobe “like a pound shop Harvey Weinstein”.

He was acquitted of wrongdoing by a Conservative Party inquiry.

After addressing both the police and the Conservative Party’s complaints procedure, he was brought back as Deputy Chief Whip by Theresa May in January 2018.

When Mr Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019, he was transferred to the Foreign Office as Secretary for Europe and America before returning to the Whip Office for a third time.

His departure comes just days after Oliver Dowden resigned as co-chair of the party following wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-election losses.

It leaves Mr Johnson – who returned from the Nato summit on Thursday after nine days out of the country – with another headache with two crucial roles to be filled.

Mr Pincher’s resignation is the latest in a series of smut scandals that have hit the Tory party in recent months.

In April, David Warburton was stripped of the Conservatives’ whip after allegations of sexual harassment and cocaine use emerged. The Somerton and Frome MP faces a parliamentary inquiry after being accused of abusing the drug and inappropriately touching three women.

Later that month Conservative MP Neil Parish gave up his seat in Tiverton and Honiton after viewing pornography in the House of Commons.

Farmer Mr Parish first said he accidentally watched an X-rated video while looking for tractors, before later doing so on purpose in the Commons chamber.

Then last month an unnamed Tory MP was arrested on suspicion of seven years of rape and sex crimes. The man, in his 50s, is said to have committed the crimes between 2002 and 2009 in London.

Pictured: Conservative MP Chris Pincher said serving in Parliament was'the honor of his life'

Pictured: Conservative MP Chris Pincher said serving in Parliament was'the honor of his life'

Pictured: Conservative MP Chris Pincher said serving in Parliament was ‘the honor of his life’

The exclusive members club that finally let women join… in 2008

The Carlton Club is a private members’ club for the conservative establishment, housed in an elegant Georgian building on St James’s Street, London.

Membership can only be acquired by nominating and electing existing members. The club has long been associated with the Conservative Party, having served as the original home in 1832 by fellow Tory members including the Duke of Wellington.

The club describes its membership history as “a badge of loyalty to the Conservative Party”. Every Conservative Party leader is offered automatic membership, and loyalty is still seen as a necessity.

Anyone who hesitates faces exclusion, as Ann Widdecombe did in 2020 because of her move to the Brexit Party.

In 1990 the building was attacked by an IRA bomb. Lord Kaberry died the next year from the injuries he sustained.

Women were not eligible for full membership until 2008, when members voted to include them. “I’m just sorry it’s taken you so long to enter the 21st century,” said former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May at the time.

The club’s strict dress code requires men to wear a tailored jacket and formal trousers with a collared shirt and tie. Women must wear “reasonable business or formal day wear”.

He was also arrested on charges of indecent assault, abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in public office, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Conservative Party whips have asked the unnamed MP to stay away from Parliament during the inquiry, but unions last night said he should be formally suspended to protect staff.

Also in May, Ahmad Khan was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

Khan, 48, doused the boy with gin, tried to get him to watch pornography and then groped him in his bed at the victim’s family home in Staffordshire 14 years ago.

The Wakefield MP was expelled from the Conservative Party after his conviction and resigned his seat, prompting a Labor-winning by-election.

His victim told Southwark Crown Court he was still struggling with intimacy and touching as a result of the ordeal.

The Carlton Club, where Mr Pincher is said to have groped two men, is a private, members-only venue founded by senior Tories in 1832 and where Conservative leaders have traditionally been granted lifetime membership, which lasted until a rule change in 2008 under David Cameron was open only to men.

Before that, Margaret Thatcher, who received honorary membership as party leader in 1975, was the only female full member.

The club is a popular place for Conservative MPs to drink after Parliament due to its exclusive membership, which only admits members and guests of members.

Mr Pincher is not expected to lose the party whip, so he will remain as a Conservative MP and avoid a by-election for the party.

Chris was first elected Conservative MP for Tamworth in May 2010 and re-elected in December 2019 by a majority of 19,364.

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