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Conservative MP James Grundy forced to apologise for exposing himself in pub

Conservative MP James Grundy forced to apologise for exposing himself in pub
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A Conservative MP has been forced to apologise after a video emerged of him exposing himself in a pub.

James Grundy, who won Leigh for the Tories at the last election, was filmed lowering his trousers and lifting his shirt to expose his genitals after a woman asked him to. 

The incident, which reportedly took place in 2007 at the Rams Head Inn, Lowton, which is in his constituency, happened before Mr Grundy was elected to the local council.

Mr Grundy, who had already run unsuccessfully for election to Wigan Council, is heard saying on the clip - which was revealed by LBC - there was "no way" his face could be shown.

It is understood everyone present in the pub was over the age of 18.

In a statement, the Conservative MP said: "I apologise for my actions and for any offence caused."

According to LBC, the video was passed to the Conservative Party by a concerned local constituent, but they claimed they received no response from the party.

A party source said they had not received any complaint about Mr Grundy.

Speaking to LBC, one local resident said he should consider his position.

"It's unacceptable whenever it was, in my view," they said. "Hopefully something gets done about it - I can't see anybody in a position of responsibility going around doing that type of thing.

"He should step down as a minimum and [it should be] looked into a bit more closely through the correct authorities."

They added: "If you are going to be in a position of responsibility and you're going to be representing people, you've got to be accountable for your actions whenever they are."

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