Police have launched an investigation into an incident in which shadow chancellor Ed Balls drove away after colliding with a parked car without telling the owner.
The Labour MP was involved in the collision in his Morley and Outwood constituency on April 5th.
Mr Balls issued a statement saying he had not realised the other car had been damaged but has now apologised to the driver.
"Until I was contacted the following Wednesday, I had no awareness at all that there had been any damage to the other car. As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, I took full responsibility for any damage caused," Mr Balls said.
"I have written to the owner of the other car to say I was terribly sorry and to reimburse the owner concerned for the necessary repair," he added.