The Hampshire Conservatives Federation has given its "full support" to Culture Secretary Maria Miller and reiterated in a statement she would not be resigning.
"She is an outstanding MP for Basingstoke and has our full support,” a statement from the federation chairman reads.
Maria Miller handed in her resignation today, saying the row over her expenses had become 'an enormous distraction'.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The son of a Pakistani immigrant, the newly-appointed Culture Secretary has been tipped by some as a future Conservative leader.