Tories suspend MP Charlie Elphicke over serious allegations referred to police

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has had the Conservative whip suspended following serious allegations that have been referred to the police, Tory chief whip Julian Smith said.

Mr Elphicke has represented the south coast seat since 2010 and is a member of the Commons Treasury Select Committee.

Mr Smith was made chief whip on Thursday in a mini-reshuffle carried out by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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