Labour MP quits over sexual misconduct finding

Christian Matheson has quit as Labour MP for Chester after two charges of sexual misconduct against him were upheld.

Here’s Sky News:

According to the BBC,

Two allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr Matheson by a former member of his staff have been upheld.

The MP for Chester allegedly invited her on a private trip abroad, which was found to be “sexually motivated”.

He admitted he had committed a minor breach of the code and tendered his resignation with “great sadness”.

During a work event outside Parliament, he also [made] unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances.

Matheson said he accepted he had been found guilty of a minor breach of the code, but added that he had been found guilty of several allegations which were untrue.

His resignation has triggered a by-election for the City of Chester seat.

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