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Nadine Dorries has formally quit the House of Commons, some 78 days after vowing to do so "with immediate effect".

On Tuesday she was appointed to the post of Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern - the archaic mechanism by which MPs can quit the Commons.

She had faced moves to remove her from her seat when Parliament returned in September, after the Lib Dems announced plans to table what the party is calling the "Dosser Dorries Bill".

The bill proposed a 10-day suspension if she did not appear on 4 September, possibly triggering a by-election if it won the support of MPs.

It was the latest attempt to dislodge the Mid Bedfordshire MP, coming hot on the heels of other opposition politicians, campaigners and constituents.

Since announcing her resignation on 9 June, Ms Dorries had spoken publicly on TV only a handful of times, had not held a single constituency event, and refused to officially quit.

In the days following her decision - made publicly on Twitter - the Tory former cabinet minister delayed her resignation to investigate why she was not given a peerage, amid speculation that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had intervened to block the award.

Since then, she has appeared on her Talk TV show several times, tweeted her columns for the Daily Mail, and helped hedgehogs back to health.

But pressure had steadily mounted for her to formally resign, triggering a long-awaited by-election.

ITV News Anglia looks at a timeline of events since Ms Dorries said she would stand down.

Nadine Dorries has continued writing her newspaper column since announcing her resignation. Credit: Piers Morgan Uncensored/TalkTV

9 June

Nadine Dorries tweets that she has informed the chief whip she is "standing down as the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, with immediate effect".She adds: "It has been an honour to serve as the MP for such a wonderful constituency but it is now time for another to take the reins."

16 June

Ms Dorries announces the Conservative candidate for her seat, when she eventually resigns, will be the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Festus Akinbusoye

27 July

The first council in Ms Dorries' Mid Beds constituency, Flitwick, calls on her to resign immediately, saying she is more focused on her books and TV work than her constituents.

2 August

PM Rishi Sunak wades into the row, telling LBC that Ms Dorries is failing her constituents and that they deserve to be properly represented.

Former Cabinet minister Nadine Dorries has said she and her team are ‘working daily with constituents’ Credit: Oli Scarff/PA

9 August

A banner saying "Dosser Dorries Out" appears at a railway station in her constituency.

21 August

The second council in Dorries' constituency calls on her to resign immediately, saying she has shown "scant interest" in her constituents.

22 August

Sir Keir Starmer calls on Ms Dorries to quit, telling LBC that she “should just go”.

23 August

Senior Conservative colleague Caroline Nokes accuses Ms Dorries of "making a mockery" of her seat and calls on Rishi Sunak to strip her of the party whip.

Ms Dorries issues a statement to the News Agents podcast saying that “political opponents, such as Labour-run Flitwick Town Council are choosing the summer and news-hungry outlets in the summer recess to be noted. We are just getting on with the work.”

24 August

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt says Ms Dorries has shown "extraordinary entitlement" and distances himself from the MP.

Schools minister Nick Gibb backs calls for Ms Dorries to resign immediately, telling ITV's Good Morning Britain: " I just think people should do what they say they are going to do."

25 August

The Liberal Democrats reveal plans to table what they call the "Dosser Dorries Bill", which will propose she is suspended for 10 days if she does not show up to Parliament when it reopens on 14 September, which would set the wheels in motion for a by-election if MPs support it.

26 August

Ms Dorries posts on X that she has formally tendered her resignation to the prime minister, beginning the process of her leaving the House of Commons. Along with her resignation, she shares a link to her resignation letter on the Daily Mail website.

Her formal resignation came some 78 days, two hours and 35 minutes after she announced it.

29 August

Nadine Dorries is appointed as Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern - a mechanism used for MPs to resign their post.

A by-election now set to be scheduled in the Mid Bedfordshire constituency, although the date of it presents another challenge to the prime minister.