After just over a fortnight in the jungle Nadine Dorries - MP for Mid Bedfordshire - was the first to be voted off.
Her trip to Australia may have caused controversy but she says she has no regrets:
"What I know is that 12 million people watch this programme and I reckon out of those people a handful are probably MPs and people in the Lords and it really is important, I think, that what MPs realise is that you need to go where people go and understand why they go there."
Abortion debate - Health Minister accused of imposing personal beliefs
Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries has accused Health Minister, Anna Soubry, of imposing her own personal beliefs on Government policy. The accusation came after the Government decided to ditch proposals to ban abortion clinics from offering advice to women seeking terminations:
This is quite bizarre. What Anna Soubry has said today doesn't improve services for women...The Government has decided that it is not the right decision, and what makes it even more bizarre is that the British medical Association voted to support the consultation."
– Nadine Dorries MP, Mid Bedfordshire, Con
Pro-life campaigners like Ms Dorries, have argued that there is a conflict of interest with clinics run by Marie Stopes and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service offering advice as many women go on to have abortions.
Ms Dorries wants women to have to take advice from counselling services seperate to the clinics. While Ms Soubry agreed that counselling was patchy throughout the NHS, as the Government doesn't intend to change the law the consultation was unnecessary.
...if a woman is going to have a termination, she does it as quickly and as soon as possible and that was the unanimous agreement of the committee and I welcome that."