07/08/2012 10:13 BST | Updated 07/08/2012 10:22 BST

Louise Mensch Resigns 'To Spend Less Time With Britain'

Conservative MP Louise Mensch has quit her job in order to spend less time with Britain.

"I just couldn't juggle my career, family and dealing with British people," she explained. "It's time I put the people I care about most first. And those people are Americans."

Mensch plans to live in New York, where her husband lives, and where nobody watches Question Time or knows who she is.

"My decision wasn't easy, but it was necessary," she said. "The British people - and their native 'trolls' - don't need me, but the American people do. Especially Fox News."