The Tories had begun action to suspend Mr Cherry before his resignation. A spokesman described the comments as "totally unacceptable" and said they "do not reflect the views of the Conservative Party".
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Darren McKay, 39, claimed to have punched his friend Lee Walden in 'a jokey way'. He also kicked him twice in the side of the head.