The Conservatives have suspended the whip of MP Julian Knight following a complaint to the Met Police.
A spokesperson for the Government Chief Whip said: “Following a complaint made to the Metropolitan Police this evening, we have removed the Whip from Julian Knight MP with immediate effect.”
He is the the MP for Solihull and chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) committee, and will now sit as an independent.
Next week the DCMS is scheduled to host the long-awaited hearing into racism in cricket.
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