MP has Tory whip withdrawn pending investigation into allegations about his conduct

An MP has had the Tory whip withdrawn pending an investigation into allegations about his conduct.

Claims about Somerton and Frome MP David Warburton are being examined by Parliament’s Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS).

The scheme is the first of its kind in any parliament in the world and aims to tackle “inappropriate behaviour” within the parliamentary workplace.

The Telegraph said the ICGS received a report claiming the MP had behaved inappropriately.

Mr Warburton, who sits on the backbenches, is reported to deny any wrongdoing.

The newspaper cited the MP as saying: “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.”

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A spokesperson for the Whips Office confirmed that the Conservative whip had been removed from Mr Warburton while an investigation takes place.

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