Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an incident in central London.
BBC reports that Mr Pritchard has been the MP for The Wrekin in Shropshire since 2005.
Wednesday’s Parliamentary Hansard record contains a reference to a letter from the Metropolitan Police to Speaker John Bercow, “relating to the arrest of Mark Pritchard, Member for The Wrekin”.
The Met said a 48-year-old man had been arrested following an allegation of rape in central London.
It 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.”