MP Nadine arrives home from jungle

Published Monday, 26 November 2012
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Nadine Dorries has arrived back in the UK, angry over press reports about her controversial appearance in the Australian jungle for reality TV series I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

MP Nadine arrives home from jungle
Nadine Dorries arrives at Heathrow after her stint in Australia for I'm A Celeb. (© PA)

In her absence, the Conservative MP was heavily criticised for missing out on events at Westminster.

Tory Chief Whip Sir George Young suspended the party whip, which meant she would have to meet with him on her return to explain her actions.

But speaking to reporters at Westminster, Nadine said she was angry over what her constituents would have been reading in the press.

"The whip has not been withdrawn - it's incorrect," she said, adding that she would do it all again.

"I've not been summoned for any meetings."

Nadine again insisted that she had only missed three sitting days of parliament and that other MPs had taken more time off than her.

But a senior Tory source said: "When Nadine went to the jungle, she was suspended from the party, pending a meeting with the Chief Whip.

"Now a meeting can take place and I presume that meeting will take place soon."

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire was the first campmate to be voted out of the jungle, cutting short her stay in Australia which could otherwise have lasted into December.

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