Pressure mounts on Boris Johnson over Chris Pincher appointment

Boris Johnson has come under increasing pressure to explain why he appointed to the government an MP who had been linked with repeated allegations of inappropriate behaviour

Chris Pincher resigned as deputy chief whip on Thursday evening and was suspended from the party on Friday 

After allegations that he had groped two men at the Carlton Club in London.

Downing Street said the prime minister considered the matter closed after the resignation,

But hours later Pincher had the Conservative whip removed after he was reported to parliament’s Independent Complaints and Grievances Scheme.

Pressure on Pincher to step down as an MP mounted on Sunday as claims stretching back more than a decade were made in the Mail on Sunday,

Sunday Times and Independent newspapers.These included three cases where it is alleged he made unwanted advances to male MPs.