Former MP Neil Parish who resigned after watching pornography within the Commons says he may run in by-election


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A former MP who resigned after watching pornography within the Commons has not dominated out working in opposition to his previous Tory colleagues within the by-election triggered by his resignation.

Neil Parish admitted he had twice watched porn on the Commons benches.

The 65-year-old, a farmer by commerce, claimed the first time was accidental after tractors on-line, however the second was “a second of insanity”.

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In an interview with The Telegraph as he left Westminster, he stated he might depend on his assist within the farming neighborhood to run as an unbiased within the upcoming vote within the constituency of Tiverton and Honiton in Devon.

“It’s an choice for me and one I might think about, the one factor that will nicely cease me is the truth that my native get together, my native activists, my native councillors, all that are buddies, I do not know if I need to do this to them,” Mr Parish instructed the Chopper’s Politics podcast.

“A few of the hierarchy of my very own get together I suppose I would not have the identical downside in doing it. In the mean time I am taking soundings. I can elevate the cash, yeah, yeah.

“I do not suppose I’d have any downside in doing all that. I’ve acquired some fairly highly effective backers within the farming neighborhood.

“I do not suppose I am going there – however it’s an choice.”

Mr Parish stated he had elevated the Conservatives’ majority within the seat since he was elected in 2010, however stated he wanted to “lick his wounds”.

“Neil Parish desires to go house and lick his wounds and in addition give time to let the shock of what I’ve performed move,” he stated.

“I will breed some extra cattle, in all probability Herefords or Devons, my spouse and I are speaking about we’re nice canine lovers so we’d breed a couple of puppies.”

Mr Parish, who resigned after two ladies MPs noticed him watching porn within the Commons, additionally sought to defend his report amid allegations of misogyny and sexual misconduct in Westminster.

“One ridiculous level from me to get myself into this case is if you happen to ask folks, you may discover no friendlier and nicer MP,” he stated.

“I by no means accosted ladies, I by no means steered something – I might need jokes with them, however that is all.”

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