THE MP for Frome and Somerton has been readmitted to a psychiatric hospital for urgent treatment.
An announcement on David Warburton’s website says he has suffered “a severe decline in his mental health”.
He adds that his office “continues to function normally”.
The statement released yesterday (Wednesday July 6) comes a week after he released another statement on the same site saying he was glad an investigation into his conduct was underway.
Mr Warburton said he would have a lot to say once the investigation is complete.
The investigation follows unsubstantiated allegations in the national media of sinister behavior.
The full statement reads: “Over the past twelve weeks, I have been confronted with charges which I have – until now – been unable to respond to due to the strict confidentiality conditions which are explicitly required when of such an investigative process.
“Until two weeks ago, I had not even been officially informed of the charges or who made them.
“It has been extremely difficult not to speak, but I have firmly adhered to the very strict rules of confidentiality and will continue to do so until the end of the investigation.
“Then I will have a lot to say. I must say that I am delighted that – finally – the investigation is underway.
‘While the inquiry unfolds, I have had the whip removed, which means I am technically an ‘independent’ MP and therefore was unable to take part in the recent vote of confidence in the Prime Minister earlier. .
“I look forward to resuming my place on the Tory benches and, in the meantime, continuing to work every day for the people of Somerton and Frome, here in Somerset and Westminster.