Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries reinstated by the Conservative party

Nadine Dorries MP

Nadine Dorries MP - Credit: Archant

NADINE DORRIES has been reinstated by the Conservative party as an MP it has been announced today (Wednesday).

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire had previously been suspended for appearing on the reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! in November.

During her suspension she had been standing as an independent but was given the Conservative whip back by Sir George Young.

It was widely reported that there were fears in the party that she might defect to UKIP.

A Conservative spokesman said: “The chief whip has restored the whip to Nadine Dorries with immediate effect for the start of the new parliamentary session.

“Nadine has apologised to the chief whip for absenting herself from her parliamentary duties without permission and has given assurances to the whips office that she will follow the same procedure as other Conservative Members of Parliament before going away when the House is sitting.”