MP Dean Del Mastro resigned his seat in the House of Commons today.
It comes following Friday’s verdict in which he was found guilty of overspending in the 2008 federal election. This afternoon MPs were scheduled to discuss his political fate.
“I will not be a distraction to Peterborough,” said Del Mastro as he fought back tears.
His resignation comes two days after he stated he would re-open his case with “fresh evidence.”
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