Theresa May has removed the whip from Anne Marie Morris over her use of racist language in a meeting. It means she the Newton Abbot MP is no longer a Tory.
Anne Marie Morris was recorded making the comments in a discussion about the impact of Brexit.
- Listen to the audio of the Conservative MP's exchange
The Conservative MP, who backs Brexit, described the prospect of leaving the European Union with no deal as "the real n***** in the woodpile".
There were growing calls for the Prime Minister to take action and she responded very quickly. This is what she had to say:
Outgoing Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron was one of those appalled by Anne Marie Morris' use of the 'n' word. This is what he said before the Prime Minister acted:
Anne Marie Morris has apologised. She said her comment was "entirely unintentional", adding: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused".