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Evans tells MPs he will 'robustly defend' his innocence

Nigel Evans has told MPs he will "robustly defend my innocence and seek acquittal."

Nigel Evans has resigned his position as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. Credit: ITV News

Mr Evans, who has resigned his position as Deputy Speaker, told the House of Commons he will not seek to regain the Conservative whip and will therefore sit as an Independent MP.