Conservative MP resigns from two Parliamentary Committees

09/04/2024 | The Guardian

The Conservative MP for Hazel Grove in Greater Manchester, who gave the personal phone numbers of colleagues to a man he met on the dating site Grindr, has resigned from two key parliamentary roles. William Wragg had already announced that he would be stepping down at the next election but has since resigned from his position as chair of the Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee. Wragg also quit as the vice-chair of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers following his involvement in the spear-phishing campaign. 

In a separate article, Dame Andrea Jenkyns, who had reported the phishing text she received, told The Times (£) that Wragg’s actions were ‘unforgivable’ for compromising other MPs’ safety. 

Then, on Tuesday, 9 April, an article in The Guardian confirmed that Wragg has now resigned the Conservative party whip.

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Conservative MP, Mr William Wragg

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