Lichfield MP admits to speeding

Michael Fabricant, the conservative MP for Lichfield has confessed to being caught speeding during Common's questions.

The former party whip, until David Cameron's September reshuffle, admitted the offence during a duscusion about the improvements to Welsh railways.

"Having just received a speeding fine from South Wales Police for going at 35mph in a 30mph zone - which was quite shocking to me this morning, I might add - may I say that this news of electrification is a great encouragement to me to use the railway in future."

– Michael Fabricant in the House earlier

The MP admitted the offence to his Twitter followers on the social network this morning.

"Shock Horror: South Wales Police are prosecuting me for speeding at 35mph in a 30mph zone on the A4161 Newport Road. I know my place. Guilty."

– @Mike_Fabricant's twitter account