A Conservative MP has been absent from parliamentary votes since he was referred to an internal inquiry over allegations of misconduct in the party.
Daniel Poulter also deleted his Twitter account after the Tory disciplinary committee announced it was investigating him over the claims.
The Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP has “vigorously” denied the allegations.
His office said he was “unwell and on sick leave”.
“While Dr Poulter remains indisposed, all urgent constituency matters will continue to be dealt with in writing to ensure that the needs of his constituents are met,” a spokeswoman said.
Dr Poulter has placed “all matters relating to the allegations with his lawyers”, and he is “confident” that his party’s complaints procedures will “exonerate him of any misconduct or inappropriate behaviour”, she added.