July 29, 2019 / 1:50 PM / 4 months ago

Inquiry closed into lawmaker who grabbed female protester

FILE PHOTO: Mark Field speaks during the United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea's nuclear program at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

LONDON (Reuters) - An inquiry into the conduct of a lawmaker from Britain’s Conservative Party, who bundled a female protester out of a bankers’ dinner, has closed after he left government in a clear-out of ministers by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mark Field was suspended as a junior Foreign Office minister last month pending a government investigation into the incident when he grabbed a female climate change demonstrator by the neck and marched her out of the room.

A spokesman for Johnson said: “The current PM considers this issue was a matter for the previous PM concerning his conduct during his time as a minister under her appointment.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by William Schomberg

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