EXCLUSIVE: Nadine speaks only to the Times & Citizen

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Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries is swapping the House of Commons for the jungle by taking part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

And the MP, who lives in Westoning, gave her only media interview to the Times & Citizen ahead of her controversial Australian adventure.

Speaking before her departure, which has resulted in her suspension from the Conservative Party, she said: “It occurred to me that more people watch the X-Factor final than voted in the general election and I think as a politician it would be arrogant of me to expect people to look into Westminster to see what I am doing.

“Lots of people have this impression of MPs as being expenses swindlers with their snouts in the trough and to be fair some are.

“But I see this as an opportunity to show that some MPs are just ordinary mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. Some of us come from ordinary backgrounds and have the same values as everyone else.”

Pick up your copy of the T&C for our interview where Nadine talks about:

Taking time off from her Mid Beds constituency

How her adventure could affect her political career

Getting on with her jungle campmates

Speaking in the jungle on her beliefs and backing Boris for PM

Throughout Nadine’s time in the jungle we will be revealing exclusive snippets on our Facebook page, and today excerpts from the interview will also appear on Facebook for all those who ‘like’ us.