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Conor Burns full statement over misconduct allegation

Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns has released an updated statement following an allegation of "serious misconduct".

Mr Burns has accused the Conservative Party of rushing to judgment after he was sacked from the Government following the complaint.

The former trade minister has also had the Tory whip suspended pending an investigation into “allegations of inappropriate behaviour” earlier this week.

“I was not given any information about the complaint nor was I asked to provide any information.

“On the basis of this complaint Ms Morton told me that the whip was being withdrawn and that I was standing down as trade minister. I will fully cooperate with the party’s (inquiry) and look forward to clearing my name.

“I hope the party will be as quick to conduct their (inquiry) as they were to rush to judgment.”

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