Congratulations to the Northamptonshire Telegraph for breaking the news that Louise Mensch is resigning as the MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire.
As a prominent member of the culture, media and sport select committee, it seems rather fitting that the Mensch exclusive was broken by a local paper.
The Conservative MP said she wanted to let her constituents know before the official announcement at 10am.
In her resignation letter, Mensch thanked the prime minister for all his support.
She said she had “been struggling for some time to find the best outcome for my family life, and have decided, in order to keep us together, to move to New York”.
There have been whispers that Mensch might make the move at the next election, but she appears to have chosen an earlier exit.
The PM expressed “enormous regret" at Mensch's resignation.
He said that he was accepting her resignation "only because I wish to support you in acting in the best interests of your family, which must come first”.
Mensch's seat was Labour for 13 years before the last election.
The Labour candidate for the seat, Andy Sawford, tweeted this morning: "Fired up, ready to go."
Love her or hate her, Mensch has made an impact in her short years in Parliament.
Just think of that GQ interview or her creation, Menschn, a rival to Twitter.
Reacting to the news, one Conservative MP said: “It’s typical me, me, me behaviour.”
“It’s incredibly difficult for the party.
"They like getting these stars in but they can’t manage them."
The MP also ruled out the idea that Boris might run in the by-election.
“Boris won’t go for this. Corby is not Boris’ type of constituency.”