Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigns amid harassment scandal
Sir Michael Fallon has resigned as Defence Secretary following allegations about his personal behaviour.
The Scottish-born MP has been caught up in the sexual harassment scandal sweeping Westminster after it emerged he had repeatedly put his hand on a journalist’s knee during a party conference dinner in 2002.
He admitted his behaviour in the past may have ‘fallen short’.
Radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer said she had not regarded the incident as “anything but mildly amusing”.
Mr Fallon was born in Perth and attended a private prep school near Dunfermline.
More to follow.