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Conservative MP facing disciplinary action over sexist ‘totty’ remark

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 13, 2016 | 1 min read

An unnamed male Conservative MP faces disciplinary action after referring to a female political journalist as ‘totty’ at a Westminster watering hole.

Spectator magazine assistant editor Isabel Hardman overheard the MP exclaim ‘I want to talk to the totty’ and duly lodged a sexism complaint.

Taking to Twitter to outline her stance Hardman said: “I don’t betray sources. But I will betray sexists.”

Party whips have since spoken to the MP who will make a private contrite apology.

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