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Ex-Tory MP convicted of sexually assaulting boy sends in resignation letter

Former Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan is anticipated to stop being an MP three weeks after being convicted of sexually assaulting a boy following a delay in his resignation.

The Treasury is known to have acquired his resignation letter and it’s anticipated that he’ll formally depart Parliament on Tuesday, that means he’ll obtain full pay for April.

Khan mentioned he despatched the letter triggering the method on Monday, regardless of having introduced his resignation on April 14 whereas coming beneath stress to face down.

He mentioned he expects the method to complete on Saturday, however it was understood it could not occur till the subsequent working day, with Monday being a financial institution vacation.

The Wakefield MP was discovered responsible of sexually assaulting the 15-year-old at Southwark Crown Court on April 11.

There have been options {that a} correct course of wanted to be adopted earlier than he may resign.

But parliamentary officers burdened that an MP can resign at any second and pointed in the direction of the case of Owen Paterson.

The Conservative introduced his resignation from the “cruel world of politics” on November 4 after being embroiled in a lobbying scandal and an try to push back his suspension.

The subsequent morning, the Treasury introduced he had been formally stood down from the seat of North Shropshire by being appointed to the Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, one of the archaic means of resigning MPs.

Khan was anticipated to be appointed to the Chiltern Hundreds.

The disgraced politician had been resisting calls to resign till conceding it could be it “intolerable” for voters in the West Yorkshire constituency to have muted illustration whereas he appeals the conviction.

He mentioned the transfer would enable him to “focus entirely on clearing my name”.

After his departure is confirmed, it’ll arrange a difficult by-election for each Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer.

Wakefield was one of the normal Labour heartlands seats seized by the Tories in the 2019 normal election.

Mr Johnson will battle to retain the constituency after going through months of bruising allegations centring on Covid law-breaking events in Downing Street and after he was personally fined.

But Sir Keir will really feel stress to win again the seat that had been Labour for the reason that Nineteen Thirties as he tries to show to voters the social gathering has reworked since he took over from Jeremy Corbyn.

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