Conservative MP Patrick Mercer has announced he is resigning the Conservative whip.
Mr Mercer told The Times he did not plan to join UKIP or any other party, and would stand down at the next election, but declined to give a reason for his decision.
Conservative MP Patrick Mercer has been accused of breaking parliamentary rules by offering to provide a Commons pass for lobbyists.
The Conservative MP, who is alleged to have lobbied on behalf of Fiji, posed several questions about the country to Parliament this year.
Patrick Mercer MP spent 25 years in the Army before entering politics.