Suspended Labour MP Jared O'Mara has scaled back his activities on the advice of his doctors, his office has announced.
They say the 36-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, will not attend Parliament but will continue to serve voters in his Sheffield Hallam constituency in other ways.
He is currently sitting as an independent while suspended from Labour over allegedly homophobic and sexist comments made on social media before he became an MP.
Mr O'Mara, who defeated former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to take the Sheffield Hallam seat in June, is the only member of the 2017 intake who has still not made a maiden speech or asked an oral question in the House of Commons. Hansard records that he last voted in the Commons in October.
In a statement, his office said:
Mr O'Mara resigned from the Commons Women and Equalities Committee in September and apologised after the publication of a series of derogatory comments which he had made about women and gay men on social media more than a decade before becoming an MP.