A Midland MP has apologised for the “inappropriate behaviour” of fellow guests he was with on a stag party in France.
Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley was pictured in a national Sunday newspaper with another man who was dressed as a Nazi.
They were with a group of men, some of whom were allegedly taking part in offensive chants.
Mr Burley said in a statement he “deeply regretted” what had happened and was sorry for any offence caused.
He also tweeted an apology following the article, which said the alleged incident had happened at a French ski resort earlier this month.
The statement, released through the Conservative Central Office, said: “There was clearly inappropriate behaviour by some of the other guests and I deeply regret that this happened. I am extremely sorry for any offence that will undoubtedly have been caused.”
A Conservative Party spokesman confirmed there would be a full investigation into what had happened.
Mr Burley was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) in October to Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for Transport.