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Julian Knight: Tories remove whip from MP after grievance to Met police

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The Conservatives have removed the whip from senior MP Julian Knight after a grievance was made to the Metropolitan Police, the party has said.

Chief Whip Simon Hart removed the Tory whip, meaning Mr Knight not sits within the Commons as a Conservative, after the grievance was made on Wednesday.

Mr Knight is the chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and has represented Solihull within the West Midlands since 2015.

A spokeswoman for the Chief Whip said: “Following a grievance made to the Metropolitan Police this evening, we’ve got removed the whip from Julian Knight MP with immediate effect.”

She declined to comment on the character of the grievance now it’s under investigation.

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