Many people thought that Maria Miller's resignation as Culture Secretary was inevitable, despite support for the MP from the Prime Minister and some other senior Tories.
But what has been the reaction to it all in her constituency of Basingstoke? Our reporter Cary Johnston has been finding out.
The MP for Basingstoke, Maria Miller, is backing plans to install flow monitoring equipment in the River Loddon in Hampshire.
The work is aimed at measuring flow and water quality in stretches ofthe river, as well as monitoring the effects of discharges into it.
Maria said “I welcome the innovative partnershipbetween Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and the Environment Agency to install flow monitoring equipment in the River Loddon.
I have been working with a number of environmental and biodiversity groups in Basingstoke, to look at the impact house building is having on our environment, including water quality in our rivers.
This project will give us the much needed data to monitor river flow to help better model environmental impact.”