Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an allegation of rape.
Mr Pritchard, MP for The Wrekin in Shropshire, was arrested and questioned by police on Tuesday.
He voluntarily attended a police station and has been released on bail.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “We can confirm that a 48-year-old man voluntarily attended a north London police station on Tuesday, 2 December where he was arrested, following an allegation of rape in central London.
“He has been bailed to a date in early January 2015 pending further enquiries.”