UK Trade Minister Conor Burns Sacked Over ‘Serious Misconduct’ Allegation

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Undated record  photograph  of MP for Bournemouth Conor Burns. (Andrew Matthews/PA Media)

Undated record photograph of MP for Bournemouth Conor Burns. (Andrew Matthews/PA Media)

International commercialized curate Conor Burns has been sacked from the authorities pursuing “a complaint of superior misconduct,” Downing Street said connected Friday.

Burns was besides suspended from the Conservative Party pending an “investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour earlier this week.”

The quality of the allegation is unclear.

The MP for Bournemouth West, who has held the spot since 2010, Burns said helium volition cooperate afloat with the probe and “looks guardant to clearing his name,” according to The Sun.

A spokesperson for 10 Downing Street said: “Following a ailment of superior misconduct, the premier curate has asked Conor Burns MP to permission the authorities with contiguous effect.

“The premier curate took nonstop enactment connected being informed of this allegation and is wide that each ministers should support the precocious standards of behaviour—as the nationalist rightly expects.”

A spokesperson for the Whips’ Office said: “We person suspended the whip pending probe into allegations of inappropriate behaviour earlier this week.

“We instrumentality each specified allegations highly seriously. The premier curate has been wide that the highest standards successful nationalist beingness indispensable beryllium upheld.”

Burns didn’t instantly respond to The Epoch Times’ petition for comment.

Allegations against different MP triggered the unravelling of erstwhile Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s enactment successful July.

Following intersexual misconduct allegations against then-Conservative Party lawman main whip Chris Pincher, the Whip’s Office was criticised for taking excessively agelong to suspend Pincher.

After it was revealed that determination had been erstwhile allegations against Pincher, Downing Street said Johnson wasn’t alert of circumstantial allegations against Pincher earlier appointing him lawman main whip, but aboriginal admitted that Johnson was alert of “allegations that were either resolved oregon did not advancement to a ceremonial complaint.”

On July 7, Johnson announced helium was stepping down arsenic premier curate aft much than 50 authorities ministers resigned successful protest.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Lily Zhou


Lily Zhou is an Irish-based newsman focusing connected UK news. Lily archetypal joined the Chinese variation of The Epoch Times earlier turning her absorption connected the UK successful 2020. Contact Lily astatine [email protected]