Monday 29 July 2019 4:38 pm

Downing Street drops inquiry into Mark Field over clash with Greenpeace activist

Downing Street has dropped an investigation into former foreign minister Mark Field over his behaviour at a Mansion House banquet last month.

Number 10 said it was no longer conducting an inquiry into Tory MP Mark Field, who is no longer in the government following Boris Johnson’s cabinet overhaul.

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Field, the MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, was suspended while serving as a foreign office minister after footage emerged of him grabbing a Greenpeace activist by the neck at a Mansion House dinner last month.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “Mark Field has now left the government.  The current PM considers this issue was a matter for the previous PM concerning his conduct during his time as a minister under her appointment.”

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The City of London police also confirmed it would not take further action against Field.

The BBC reported that an investigation by the Conservative party into Field’s conduct remains ongoing.