UKIP speculation not discussed at MP's reinstatement

There had been widespread speculation that Mid Bedfordshire MP had been contemplating a move to UKIP.

However, it is understood the Ukip issue did not come up at her meeting with Sir George this afternoon, which was described as "convivial".

Ms Dorries said: "I am delighted. It is long overdue."

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Nadine Dorries has Tory whip reinstated

ITV News Anglia Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson has spoken to Nadine Dorries and has confirmed she has had the whip reinstated