Former Labour minister Denis MacShane has resigned after being suspended from the Commons for fiddling his expenses.
Chancellor George Osborne has appointed Mr MacShane to the post of Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern.
The appointment is the technical procedure enabling MPs to resign their seat in the Commons.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was "right" to step down from Parliament after being condemned for abusing expenses rules.
More top news
The Philippines President has said that his comments comparing himself to Adolf Hitler are not comparisons.
A man has died after a coach carrying Rangers football supporters crashed in East Ayrshire.
Detectives investigating the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl as she walked to school have released a description of the offenders.