A Conservative MP promoted in Theresa May's reshuffle has apologised over a blog post suggesting benefit claimants should have vasectomies.
Ben Bradley, who was named as Conservative vice chairman for youth, said people on welfare should stop having children if they could not afford them, before suggesting sterilisation.
The 28-year-old Mansfield MP was writing in support of the benefits cap and suggested it would not be long "before we're drowning in a vast sea of unemployed wasters".
He was writing on the personal blog, consbradders32, has since been deleted.
The blog said:
Mr Bradley said he had matured since posting the blog in 2012 and was sorry for the comments.
Cat Smith, shadow minister for youth affairs, described his comments as "repulsive".