Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans took to the stand today to deny raping or sexually assaulting anyone.
The 56-year-old is on trial at Preston Crown Court accused of one rape, two indecent assaults, five sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault.
His barrister, Peter Wright QC, asked him: "Have you sexually assaulted anyone in terms of the allegations set out here, Mr Evans?"
The MP replied: "No, Mr Wright."
Mr Wright then asked: "Have you raped anyone?"
Evans repeated: "No, Mr Wright."
The Swansea-born MP confirmed that he had no previous convictions and had not been arrested before these events.
More top news
Cloudy and damp evening and night with low cloud giving hill fog and patchy drizzle
A mostly cloudy and murky day with widespread hill fog and outbreaks of rain.
Official figures show areas of Caerphilly, Rhyl, Wrexham, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend to be the most deprived in Wales.