DEPUTY Tory Party enforcer has found himself on the wrong side of the whips office, after drunkenly groping two men.
The Sun revealed Chris Pincher admitted he had “embarrassed myself and other people” after boozing too much.
Mr Pincher was out boozing at the Tory Party private members club – the Carlton Club – in Piccadilly when he is said to have assaulted two fellow guests.
In a letter to the Prime Minister he said: “Last night I drank far too much.”
I’ve embarrassed myself and other people which is the last thing I want to do and for that I apologise to you and to those concerned. “
“I think the right thing to do in the circumstances is for me to resign as Deputy Chief Whip. I owe it to you and the people I’ve caused upset to, to do this.
“I want to assure you that you will continue to have my full support from the back benches, and I wish you all the best as you deal with aftershocks of COVID and the challenges of international inflation.”
The MP for Tamworth was appointed alongside chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris last February to strengthen party discipline amid unrest among MPs over the way the Government was being run.
It is the second time he has quit the whips office, having resigned as a junior whip in November 2017 following a complaint that he made an unwanted pass at the former Olympic rower and Conservative candidate Alex Story.
Having referred himself to both the police and the Conservative Party complaints procedure, he was brought back by Theresa May as deputy chief whip in January 2018.
When Mr Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019 he was moved to the Foreign Office as minister for Europe and the Americas before returning to the whips office for a third time.
His departure comes just days after Oliver Dowden quit as party co-chairman in the wake of the Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-election losses.
It leaves Mr Johnson – who returned from the Nato summit on Thursday – with another headache with two crucial roles to fill.