Conor Burns, Bournemouth West MP has been dismissed by the government in the wake of a misconduct investigation.
The complaint is believed to be about an incident that occurred in a bar at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham earlier in the week.
While the complaint investigation is ongoing, Burns has been fired from both his job of trade minister and party whip.
Downing Street said in a statement: “Following a complaint of serious misconduct, the prime minister has asked Conor Burns MP to leave the government with immediate effect.
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“The prime minister took direct action on being informed of this allegation and is clear that all ministers should maintain the high standard of behaviour – as the public rightly expects.”
The Telegraph reported that the Whips’ Office was contacted by a conference delegate who witnessed the alleged incident at the Hyatt hotel bar.
The Hyatt was located in the conference’s secure zone. This is where conference attendees, journalists, and lobbyists congregated in the evening.
Burns was also a minister under Boris Johnson’s government.