Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has announced that she will be stepping down as her constituency's representative in a new tweet.

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire was once the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport under Boris Johnson's government.

The politician from Liverpool, who was born in 1957, told the public that she had "informed the chief whip" of her intention to resign.

The Tweet read: "I have today informed the chief whip that I am standing down as the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, with immediate effect.

"It has been an honour to serve as the MP for such a wonderful constituency but it is now time for another to take the reins."

The former Culture Secretary, who already announced her resignation at the next election, has a majority of over 24,000 over the opposition party.

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Speaking to TalkTV on Friday, Ms Dorries said she had not heard anything but did not expect to be entering the Lords “any time soon”.

“I know nothing,” she said.

“There is a process and the last thing I would want to do would be to cause a by-election in my constituency.

“I don’t believe I will be going into the House of Lords any time soon.”