CONSERVATIVE MP David Warburton has been suspended from the party amid an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and drug use.
The married backbencher, 56, has had the whip withdrawn after a string of claims were made to the parliamentary harassment watchdog.
The MP for Somerset and Frome has been accused of sexual harassment and drug use, The Times reported.
The complaint about the alleged inappropriate behaviours will be looked into by the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme.
The powerful ICGS last month described ex-Commons Speaker John Bercow as a “serial bully” as part of a 89-page report.
Warburton said he would launch a robust defence and denied any wrongdoing.
He told The Telegraph: “I have enormous amounts of defence, but unfortunately the way that things work means that doesn’t come out first.
“I have heard nothing whatsoever from the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. I’m sorry, I can’t comment any further.”
A spokesperson on behalf of the Whips Office said: “David Warburton MP has had the Conservative Party whip removed while the investigation is ongoing.”
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Warburton has served as an MP since 2015 after getting into politics.