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UK Conservative lawmaker faces ejection from Parliament for groping strangers at a London club


Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary watchdog says a lawmaker accused of drunkenly groping two men at a private members’ club should be suspended from Parliament for eight weeks for “completely unacceptable” conduct. The House of Commons Standards Committee says Chris Pincher pinched a parliamentary staffer’s bottom and grabbed a civil servant by the groin at the Carlton Club in June 2022. The committee’s ruling on Thursday will likely result in Pincher being ejected from the House of Commons, triggering a special election for his seat. If that happens, it would be one of a handful of unwelcome by-elections facing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative government as it grapples with a stuttering economy and sinking popularity.

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