CABINET ministers who are accused of sexual misconduct could face suspension, the Tory chief suggested yesterday.
Three of Boris Johnson’s top team have been reported to the parliamentary authorities over #MeToo allegations, a bombshell report has revealed.
The big beasts — whose identities are secret — are among 56 MPs who have been referred as part of the Pestminster scandal.
Two Labour frontbenchers are among those reported to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme.
In one shocking example, an MP is accused of bribing a staff member for sexual favours, The Sunday Times said.
Tory chairman Oliver Dowden insisted the House of Commons was a safe place for women.
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But he did not rule out Cabinet ministers being removed while investigations are carried out.
He told Times Radio: “I know that the Prime Minister and the Government shows zero tolerance of sexual harassment and decisions will be taken in the light of that overall approach.”
In an interview with Sky News, hy het bygevoeg: “On the face of it, those look like concerning allegations.
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“But I think you would expect that due process should happen and the investigation should be conducted.”
It comes after shamed MP Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. He was booted out of the Tory party.