Labour call on Fallon to leave Sevenoaks role

Labour call on Fallon to leave Sevenoaks role

SIR Michael Fallon has been called on to resign as Sevenoaks MP by local opposition.

The town’s Labour Party branch has started a petition to remove the Conservative from his post after allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

The 65-year-old stood down as Defence Minister after admitting he inappropriately touched journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer’s knee during a dinner in 2002.

His part in the sexual scandal that has rocked Westminster led to his resignation from the
Cabinet with former chief whip Gavin Williamson taking his role.

But Labour has called for Sir Michael to go further and step down as MP in the constituency he has held since 1997.

The group has so far gained 175 signatures on their petition to force his resignation.

A Labour spokesman said Mr Fallon’s admission of inappropriate conduct should disqualify him from representing Sevenoaks.

Sir Michael’s office has been contacted for a response.

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