Chris Pincher, the Tory MP under investigation for allegedly groping two men has said he is seeking ‘professional medical support’ and hopes to return to his duties as an MP ‘as soon as possible’.
In a statement, the former Deputy Chief Whip said he “respects” Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Chris Pincher , and he said he would “cooperate fully” with an inquiry into his behaviour, the Mirror reports.
In a statement, the Tamworth MP said: “I respect the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend the whip whilst an inquiry is underway, and I will cooperate fully with it.
“As I told the Prime Minister, I drank far too much on Wednesday night, embarrassing myself and others and I am truly sorry for the upset I caused.
“The stresses of the last few days, coming on top of those over the last several months, have made me accept that I will benefit from professional medical support.
“I am in the process of seeking that now, and I hope to be able to return to my constituency duties as soon as possible.”
Tory chiefs finally withdrew the whip from Mr Chris Pincher last night, almost 24 hours after he resigned as deputy chief whip, following allegations of drunkenly groping two men at a private members’ club.
And fresh allegations emerged against Chris Pincher after the Prime Minister bowed to pressure when an investigation was launched by Parliament’s sexual misconduct watchdog on Friday.