The Prime Minister has hinted that Nigel Evans will be welcomed back into the Tory fold, after the MP was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault.
David Cameron said: "It is hard to imagine the relief that Nigel must feel after such a traumatic time. I very much welcome what he said on the steps of the court and I think everyone should pay heed to that."
"I'm sure he will want to get on with working with his constituents in the Ribble Valley and, as for the future, I'm sure it's something he'll be discussing with the chief whip when he returns to Parliament."
After spending almost a year with sex crime allegations hanging over him, Nigel Evans says "nothing will ever be the same".
Nigel Evans' career reached one of the highest political positions in the country, before he was forced to defend himself in court.
Lancashire MP Nigel Evans has been cross-examined over allegations that he sexually abused seven young men.