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Boris Johnson Under Pressure Over Tory MP Who Quit in Sleaze Row

  • Premier urged to explain why he promoted Pincher in February
  • Pincher was suspended by Tories last week after drunken antics
Christopher Pincher
Christopher PincherPhotographer: Aaron Chown - PA Images/Getty Images

Boris Johnson is under pressure to explain what he knew and when after a string of allegations surfaced over the weekend about the past sexual behavior of Chris Pincher, the Conservative MP who quit last week as one of the prime minister’s enforcers, citing his own drunken behavior.

The UK prime minister late on Friday suspended Pincher from the Conservative Party, almost a day after the Sun reported allegations that Pincher groped two fellow guests at a private club. Pincher’s office didn’t respond to emailed requests for comment made on Friday and Sunday by Bloomberg News. Pincher didn’t respond on Sunday to a phone message seeking comment.