Dorries hits out at Mitchell

Nadine Dorries MP has hit out at former chief whip Andrew Mitchell, after being voted off ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Dorries says Mitchell gave permission for her leave but he did not know she was to appear on the reality show.

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Dorries takes back control of her Twitter account

Nadine Dorries has taken back control of her Twitter account now she has left I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Her daughter Jennie looked after the account while she was in the jungle.

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Hi everyone, I've wrenched my Twitter account back from the hands of my daughter. So touched by all the tweets I can see - thank you xxx

Dorries 'already back at work' following jungle exit

Nadine Dorries told Daybreak that an office had been set up in her hotel room and she's "already been back at work" following her exit from the ITV1 show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

She argued: "I worked right until the second I left and I worked right through the summer recess, I actually only had four days away during the summer when other MPs were abroad for four or five weeks at a time, I worked all the way through the summer.

"I did my surgeries right up until the minute I left and only one person has booked in for next month's surgery. So it's quite interesting some of the flak that's been thrown at me, just, I'm afraid isn't true."

Dorries says Andrew Mitchell allowed her time off

Nadine Dorries hit out at the former chief whip Andrew Mitchell, who resigned last month, during her interview with ITV1's Daybreak. She told the show that he agreed she could take the time off, although did not know it was to appear on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

I find it quite disappointing now, that now the spotlight came onto this, that he has chosen, and particularly after all the support I gave him during his own particular troubles recently, that he's tried to be clever with words and say that he didn't give me permission for the show.

No, he didn't give me permission for the show but he did give me the permission to have the month away.

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Dorries: 'Interesting turn' to be suspended

Nadine Dorries told ITV1's Daybreak said it "was an interesting turn" that she had been suspended from the Conservative Party following her decision to appear on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

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Nadine Dorries said the decision to suspend her from the Conservative Party was 'interesting'. Credit: Daybreak

She added: "There are lots of MPs who take lots of weeks off during parliamentary time and their whip isn't suspended.

"So, I think what happened was that maybe the powers that be in my party thought I was going to use my time in the jungle to talk about them and not the about the issues that concerned me and interested me and I think it was a kind of cautionary measure."

Nadine Dorries: 'More people vote in I'm A Celebrity than in the general election'

Nadine Dorries said she thought that the public "don't realise how hardcore the jungle is" after being voted out of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Speaking after her eviction, she said:

12 million people watch this show.

It really is important that MPs realise that you need to go where people go and understand why they go there.

We MPs complain all the time that more people vote on X Factor and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here than the general election.

MPs need to go where people go and understand why.

That's one thing that I've taken from it.

More people vote in I'm A Celebrity than vote in the general election.

– Nadine Dorries MP

Dorries 'will have to see chief whip sooner than she planned' says Labour minister

Andrew Gwynne, Labour's shadow health minister, has tweeted that Nadine Dorries will have to meet with the Tory chief whip sooner than she initially planned, after her eviction from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

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Poor Nadine. She'll have to see the Chief Whip sooner than she planned! Public have said #GoNads - time to leave the jungle #Imacelebrity

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No Nadine, they don't! "More people vote in #Imacelebrity than in a General Election" - police commissioner election, maybe! #GoNads

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