David Warburton has been suspended as a Tory MP while under investigation over allegations made to Parliament’s independent harassment watchdog.
David Warburton has told friends he has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, hours after he was rocked by sex and drug allegations, it has been reported.
The married dad-of-two has been suspended as a Tory MP while under investigation over allegations made to Parliament’s independent harassment watchdog.
According to reports, he told his pals he is being treated “for severe shock and stress”.
Mr Warburton said: “This has been sheer hell”, Sky News reports.
He is facing allegations of climbing naked into a woman’s bed and groping her breasts – after snorting cocaine.
An image emerged showing the MP for Somerset and Frome sitting next to an upturned baking tray with four lines of powder on it – alleged by the Sunday Times to be cocaine.
Mr Warburton allegedly snorted “line after line after line” of the drug at the home of a younger woman he met through politics. She says she was drunk and wanted him to leave after the early hours episode.
As she sobered up, she claims she emerged from her bedroom to find Mr Warburton naked.
A spokesman for the Conservative Whips Office said: “David Warburton MP has had the Conservative Party whip removed while the investigation is ongoing.”
It means Mr Warburton will sit as an independent MP in the House of Commons.