Brooks Newmark should be allowed back into the Government “very soon”, Boris Johnson has said.
Mr Newmark quit as charities minister at the weekend after it emerged that he had sent explicit messages and photographs over the internet in a tabloid sting.
Speaking to reporters at the Conservative Party conference, Mr Johnson suggested that David Cameron, the Prime Minister, should bring him back into the Government.
Asked if he Mr Newmark should have resigned for “sexting” someone, Mr Johnson said: “I am here to talk about what we are doing to take the country forward and why I think the Conservatives should win the next general election.
“If you are asking about Brooks I have a very high regard for Brooks and a great deal of sympathy and I am sure he will be coming back very soon.”