Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has rigorously denied allegations that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another.
Speaking from his constituency in the Ribble Valley, the Conservative MP said the claims are "completely false" and that the alleged victims, both men in their 20s, had been friends of his "until yesterday".
Mr Evans, 55, was arrested at his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, yesterday and was released on bail last night.
ITV News Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports from Lancashire:
Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans said allegations that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another are "completely false".
Deputy House of Commons Speaker and Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of rape, sources said.