Today's Bedfordshire On Sunday
MPs Marriage Breaks Down
To my association - standing in front of you all was one of the most difficult and upsetting things I have ever had to do – but I absolutely wanted to tell you face to face rather than in a letter.
The collective groan, from so many of you, emanated an empathy which surpassed all words. You blew me away with you kindness, support, loyalty, affection and offers of help and support.
You made me feel very proud to be a Conservative, and you did it so naturally. It is probably the first and last time you will ever see me lost for words, it was all those hugs and kisses that did it - you just squeezed the words right out of me – thank you so much.