Conservative MP who worked at Brighton hospital denies sex pest claims

Posted On 05 Nov 2017 at 7:37 pm

A Conservative MP who used to work at a Brighton hospital has denied claims that he was a sex pest.

Dan Poulter, 39, is alleged to have put his hand up the skirt of three women MPs.

Dan Poulter

A fellow Tory MP made the claim about the former Health Minister who worked as a registrar at the Royal Sussex County Hospital eight years ago.

While there he specialised in obstetrics, gynaecology and women’s health.

A year later in 2010 he became the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.

His colleague Andrew Brigden, who represents North West Leicestershire, reported Dr Poulter to party bosses seven years, according to the Sunday Times today.

Mr Brigden said that the three women MPs had said that they were reluctant to get into a lift with Dr Poulter because he had put his hand up their skirts.

But he was later promoted to the post of Health Minister which he held for three years.

Mr Brigden told the Sunday Times that he was speaking out now because party bosses hadn’t acted on the complaint.

According to the newspaper, a Downing Street spokesman said: “Following a conversation with him, the chief whip has referred Daniel Poulter to the party’s new disciplinary committee for further investigation.”

It said that Dr Poulter did not want to comment on the record but was understood to have denied all the accusations.

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