British politician suspended over allegations of viewing pornography in the House of Commons chamber

A Conservative MP has been suspended by the party for allegedly watching pornography in the House of Commons.

 

Neil Parish, who represents the Tiverton and Honiton constituency, had the Tory whip removed on Friday April 29 pending the result of an investigation into the matter.

 

The suspension came after a conversation between Parish and the Conservative chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris.

 

A spokeswoman for Heaton-Harris said: “Having spoken to the Chief Whip this afternoon, Neil Parish MP is reporting himself to the Standards Committee of the House of Commons.

 

“Mr Parish has been suspended from the Conservative whip pending the outcome of that investigation.”

 

An investigation by the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) was launched after the allegations surfaced during a meeting of Tory MPs on Tuesday.

 

Parish, the chair of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, has represented the Devon constituency since 2019.