The Conservatives have dismissed rumours that former England Test Captain, Andrew Strauss, might stand to replace Louise Mensch as Corby MP.
The cricketer announced his retirement from the sport yesterday, on the same day the former Tory MP stood down, sparking an internet rumour that he might be about to enter a career in politics.
A Conservative source said they are "not aware of any truth in it."
Strauss is to be replaced as test captain by Essex batsman Alastair Cook.
Tory grandees have hit out at Conservative politician Louise Mensch saying she has let the side down by resigning as MP for Corby.
Mrs Mensch stood down on Monday saying she had not been able to balance political work and family life. Her resignation sets up a by-election in the constituency in the autumn. Emma Hutchinson reports.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who sent a threatening email to Northamptonshire MP Louise Mensch - after he failed to turn up for sentencing.
Internet troll, Frank Zimmerman, 60, from Gloucester targeted the Corby MP last year, telling her to stop using the social networking site Twitter or face the consequences.
A 60-year-old man has been convicted of sending a threatening email to the MP for Corby, Louise Mensch.
The man, from Gloucester who says he suffers from agoraphobia and depression, did not attend the hearing but was convicted in his absence of sending a malicious email from his home, threatening one of Ms Mensch's 3 children. The man has been ordered to attend sentencing in May.