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.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The resignation of Culture Secretary following sustained pressure shows that, five years on, fury over expenses has only grown.
Maria Miller's resignation letter has been made public, along with David Cameron's response.