From Chris Pincher to Neil Parish: All the Sex Scandals Involving Conservative MPs So Far This Year

Last night, the government was rocked by yet another sex scandal involving one of its MPs – this time Deputy Head Whisper Chris Pincher.

Pincher resigned from his leadership role in enforcing party discipline after admitting he “embarrassed myself and others” when he “drinked way too much” at the Carlton Club on Wednesday night.

The Tamworth MP is now facing calls to lose the whip entirely after The Sun reported he allegedly groped two men.

It is just the latest in a long string of controversies that have rocked the government so far this year.

Imran Ahmed Khan

Imran Ahmad Khan was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008.

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In April, Imran Ahman Khan, who was elected to the 2019 Tory MP elected to Wakefield in 2019, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008.

He resigned and the following month he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

A Southwark Crown Court jury heard him forcing the then-teenager to drink gin and tonic and asked him to watch pornography before the attack on a Staffordshire house after a party.

The victim, now 29, said he felt “scared, vulnerable, stunned, shocked and surprised” by the incident.

He warned the Conservative Party news agency days before Khan was elected, but said he was not “taken very seriously”.

His resignation resulted in Wakefield’s by-election last week, which Labor won by a majority of 4,925 votes.

David Warburton

David Warburton is under investigation by Parliament's sleaze watchdog and the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.
David Warburton is under investigation by Parliament’s sleaze watchdog and the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

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The Somerton and Frome MP, who was elected in 2015, was banned from the Tory party in April over three sexual harassment allegations under investigation by the parliament’s sleaze watchdog.

He is also under investigation by the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner on individual allegations of potential breaches of Commons lobbying rules and the Register of Interests.

The Sunday Times also reported allegations that Warburton had failed to report a £100,000 loan from a Russian businessman – something he has denied.

Neil Parish

The resignation of Neil Parish resulted in a by-election in Tiverton and Honiton, which the Lib Dems won by nearly 30 percent.
The resignation of Neil Parish resulted in a by-election in Tiverton and Honiton, which the Lib Dems won by nearly 30 percent.

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Neil Parish resigned as a Tory MP for Tiverton and Honiton in May after admitting to watching porn in the House of Commons room.

The farmer later claimed that he first tried to look at images of tractors before accidentally clicking on an adult website.

Parish lost the whip in the wake of the revelations, but initially said he planned to remain as an MP while the charges against him were investigated. However, under increasing political pressure, he resigned within 24 hours.

The 65-year-old told the BBC at the time: “The situation was, funnily enough, tractors I was looking at, so I came across another website with a sort of very similar name and I looked at it for a bit, what I shouldn’t have.

“My crime, my greatest crime, is that I went in a second time on another occasion, and that was intentional. That was waiting to vote on the side of the room.”

His resignation led to a by-election to his Devon seat, which the Liberals won last week by a swing of nearly 30 percent.

Unnamed Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

A male Tory MP in his 50s, who has not been named, was arrested in May on charges of rape and assault between 2002 and 2009. He was released on bail without charge pending further investigation.

The MP was also arrested on charges of abuse of trust and misconduct in public office, Scotland Yard said.

The MP had been urged to stay out of parliament but was allowed to participate in a no-confidence vote against Boris Johnson last month.

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