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Poll: Was this Tory MP right to resign after a 'sexting' sting?

He stepped down after sending explicit photos to a journalist – but other MPs claim it was entrapment.

Brooks Newmark
Brooks Newmark
Image: Frank Vincini/PA Wire

BRITAIN’S MINISTER FOR Civil Society Brooks Newmark resigned at the weekend after he sent explicit photographs of himself to a journalist pretending to be a young woman.

Since the Sunday Mirror ran the story, another MP who was also targeted in the sting – but who did not respond to the journalist – has said he is making a formal complaint about attempted entrapment by the newspaper.

The story has led to a debate in Britain about whether or not there was any public interest in the sting and whether Newmark was right to step down or not.

So what do you think: Was the Conservative MP right to resign?

Poll Results:

No (1862)
Yes (814)
I'm not sure (330)

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