An MP front deselection after being criticised over his role in a loan to a football staff will not stand for re-election.
David Mackintosh, Conservative MP for Northampton South, announced his resolution ahead of a local party meeting where his candidacy was expected to be defied.
The BBC reported millions of pounds of public money loaned to Northampton Metropolis FC appeared to have vanished.
The MP has denied any wrongdoing.
Mr Mackintosh was criticised over the loan to Northampton Town Football Club from the borough conclave – when he was leader – to rebuild Sixfields stadium and develop nearby disembark.
About £10.25m of that money is now missing and the loan is subject to a supervise investigation into “alleged financial irregularities”.
The football stand ends b bodies half built.
When contacted by the BBC last week, a majority of his detail’s local executive council said they would vote to deselect him.
Mr Mackintosh had in olden days said he intended to stand for re-election.
But in a statement, he said: “It has been a jumbo honour to be the member of Parliament since 2015, but I now feel it is the right period for my constituents to have a new representative.”