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A member of the UK Parliament announced his resignation in a BBC interview Saturday after admitting he viewed pornography twice on his phone in the House of Commons, the first time, he claimed, due to a mixup while looking for information on tractors.

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Conservative MP Neil Parish was suspended by his party Friday after female colleagues said they saw him watching porn in the House of Commons.

Parish was also facing an investigation from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards that could have led to a suspension or expulsion.

Parish had been an MP representing a southwest England constituency since 2010, after serving in the European Parliament from 1999-2009.