DUP MP Ian Paisley has made a statement to the House of Commons, giving the "profoundest of apologies" to his North Antrim constituents for his "total failure".
It comes after he was found to have breached parliamentary rules. The House of Commons Standards Committee has recommended a 30-day suspension.
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The recommendation to suspend Mr Paisley will go before the Commons in the form of a motion which is expected to be moved by the Leader of the House. It is expected at around 11.15am.
A Recall Petition can be triggered by a suspension of more than 10 sitting days and it remains open for six weeks. Should one be triggered it would be the first Recall Petition ever in the UK.
Mr Paisley is likely to be re-selected by the DUP and to win any by-election but even fighting such a campaign would prove embarrassing for the DUP.
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