A Conservative MP has had the whip suspended after she was recorded using the n-word at a meeting of eurosceptics, the party has confirmed.
Anne Marie Morris, who represents Newton Abbot in Devon, is under investigation over the comment she made at an event attended by Brexit-backing MPs.
In an audio clip recorded by the Huffington Post website, she is heard using the phrase “the real n***** in the woodpile”.
Ms Morris, who was first elected to Parliament at the 2010 general election, described her comment as “entirely unintentional”, adding: “I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”
She was speaking at an event on Monday to discuss Britain’s future financial services relationship with the EU, hosted by the Politeia think tank at central London’s exclusive East India Club.