Neil Parish searched for 'Dominator combine harvester' before finding porn film, says friend

Devon councillor Colin Slade said he 'could see' how the MP may have got Dominator mixed up with a dominatrix

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Neil Parish was searching for Dominator combine harvesters before stumbling across porn in the House of Commons, his friends said last night.

Devon councillor Colin Slade said he "could see" how the MP may have got Dominator mixed up with a dominatrix.

Neil Parish stepped down from his role of MP following the scandal.
Neil Parish stepped down from his role of MP following the scandal.

Parish, 65, quit after saying he was looking for "tractors" before finding himself on "another website with sort of a very similar name".

A Claas Dominator 76 combine harvester was seen on Parish's farm in Bridgwater, north Somerset.

While some may say that it is not a tractor, Slade told The Sun he "believes it to be true".

Ray Radford says the whole affair was 'a bit unfortunate' for the MP.
Ray Radford says the whole affair was 'a bit unfortunate' for the MP.

Another councillor Ray Radford said he has "no doubt" that the whole affair was "a bit unfortunate".

He told The Sun: "If he was googling combine harvesters and tractors and so on he might have stumbled across something by mistake, whether he pressed the wrong button or not, who knows?"

Parish said he found the X-rated video inadvertently, before watching it again at the side of the chamber while waiting to vote.

Speaking to GB News about the porn scandal days prior to his name being revealed as the perpetrator, Neil Parish said: "I think the whip’s office will do a very thorough investigation and we will wait and see that result and I think from that the decision will have to be made what action to be taken".

Discussing the issue of a cultural issue in Parliament, Parish said: "I think you’ve got sort of 650 members of parliament in what is a very intense area you are going to get people that step over the line.

“Is it… I don’t think there’s necessarily a huge culture here but it does have to be dealt with and dealt with seriously and I think that’s what the whips will do in our whips office".