MP William Wragg Resigns Conservative Whip Over Honeytrap Allegations

After serving as vice-chair of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee and chairman of the Commons Public Administration Committee, William Wragg, a former MP, has willingly stepped down from his positions. Suspicion of a Westminster honeytrap conspiracy led to the MP’s targeting and the request for additional people’s phone numbers via an app. Both the chairmanship of the Commons Public

Wragg vacated the Administration Committee and the position of vice-chair of the Tories’ backbench 1922 Committee. According to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Mr. Wragg has apologized.

Reps have reportedly been the target of unwanted texts, and the Metropolitan Police are investigating reports of these malicious communications.

Wragg was chosen as the head of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Commons Public Administration in 2020 after serving as the MP for Hazel Grove in Greater Manchester in 2015. He wrote a letter denouncing a National Trust study on colonization of being colored by cultural Marxist dogma, colloquially known as the ‘woke agenda'” and was one of the Conservatives who joined the lockdown-skeptic COVID Recovery Group.

After the Partygate disclosures, Mr. Wragg was among the first to demand Boris Johnson’s resignation, which angered several of his associates. Liz Truss’s resignation as prime minister was another public demand of his.

Wragg will remain independent for the time being, and his friends do not believe he plans to step down from his position as a member of parliament.

Despite party chair Richard Holden calling his resignation the right thing to have done, the whips have made it plain that he resigned voluntarily. Most lawmakers are sympathetic to Wragg’s plight, but a few have privately voiced their disbelief that he has retained the Conservative whip. Additionally, his ongoing membership in the legislative party might potentially lead to a schism.