Nadine Dorries has been reinstated as a Conservative MP, having been suspended by the party following her appearance on the TV reality show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.The Mid-Bedfordshire MP has been sitting as an independent since the Tory whip was withdrawn last autumn.
This followed a row over whether she had been granted permission to fly to Australia to appear on the programme.
The Tories said she had apologised and would return straight away.
Ms Dorries, who has been linked to a possible move to the UK Independence Party, said of her reinstatement: "I am delighted. It is long overdue."