Tory MP Says He "Feels Sorry" For Sir Michael Fallon

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May named a key Conservative Party fixer, Gavin Williamson, to fill the post vacated after the resignation of Michael Fallon, who admitted his behavior towards women had "fallen short" during his career.

New Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said he is "both honoured and excited" by his promotion, following Sir Michael Fallon's resignation amid sleaze allegations.

He became swept up in the Westminster sexual harassment scandal when it emerged he had felt the knee of presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer at a dinner in 2002.

Sir Michael said his past behaviour had "fallen short" of standards expected by the United Kingdom military in his departure letter to Theresa May on Wednesday.

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Hartley-Brewer said she had not regarded the incident as "anything but mildly amusing".

'I am very clear that we will take action against those where there are allegations that we see, and the evidence is there, that there has been misconduct, ' she told MPs. "Many of these have been false but I accept that in the past I have fallen below the high standard we require of the Armed Forces that I have the honor to represent", Fallon said in the letter published by May's office.

The PM has since responded saying "I appreciate the characteristically serious manner in which you have considered your position, and the particular example you wish to set to servicemen and women and others".

The British prime minister has ordered an investigation into the allegations against Conservative members, including Cabinet minister Damian Green.

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