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Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon makes first public appearance since resigning from frontbench

By KentOnline reporter

Kent MP Michael Fallon has made his first public appearance since his resignation as Defence Secretary amid allegations of misbehaviour among MPs.

He earlier admitted touching a journalist’s knee and has since denied making lewd comments to colleague Andrea Leadsom.

Sir Michael was at the Weald of Kent Girls Grammar School in Tonbridge for its official opening and spoke at the event, declaring it his "proudest moment".

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MP Michael Fallon at the opening of the grammar school annexe
MP Michael Fallon at the opening of the grammar school annexe

He quit his job as Defence Secretary earlier this week, admitting his behaviour had fallen short of what might be expected of someone holding that position.

The first "new" grammar school opened its doors to 120 pupils in September, after a lengthy campaign by parents in Sevenoaks.

The annexe cost £11 million and has 25 classrooms, sports and school hall as well as a lecture theatre.

Over the coming years, the number of pupils will grow to 450.

MP Michael Fallon sitting among parents and school officials
MP Michael Fallon sitting among parents and school officials

The opening came more than four years after a campaign was launched by parents Sarah and Andrew Shilling to create grammar places in Sevenoaks, so children did not have to travel long distances to attend school.

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