A Labour MP who was suspended over sexist and homophobic comments has quit the party, saying he had been made unfairly to feel like a criminal.
Jared OMara said he was not given a fair investigation over the historical online comments he made before he became an MP.
A Labour Party spokesperson said: Were disappointed Jared has decided to resign from Labour after we won the Sheffield Hallam seat from Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems last year.
We wish him well for the future.
Yesterday, the controversial MP revealed he attempted to take his life three times after being suspended from the Labour party.
The 36-year-old, who represented Sheffield Hallam, had the whip withdrawn in October by the party following the discovery of misogynistic and offensive comments he posted online in his twenties.
His comments included joking about having an orgy with members of Girls Aloud, posting that a winner of the TV talent show Pop Idol, Michelle McManus, only triumphed because she was fat and calling a calling a constituent an ugly bitch.
However, he was readmitted to the party a week ago.
Mr OMara said he spent weeks shaking and crying at the height of the scandal, and asked for forgiveness for his behaviour.
He said he had been suffering from clinical depression, admitted being an online troll in his twenties and that his autism left him unable to read faces or body language.
Mr OMara is disabled and was born with cerebral palsy.
He said: I made three attempts on my life. I was harassed and hounded by the press.
I was too scared to go home and I was just a mess – I was shaking, I was crying and that lasted for weeks.
Becoming tearful, he added: I want people to be open about issues with mental health and not be ashamed about it and to talk to people.
The best thing I have done this year is learn to talk to my mum.
Its really changed me because I can be myself, finally.
Mr OMara said yesterday he would not be standing down as an MP and accepted he had a lot of apologising to do.
However, he quit the Labour party this evening.
The politician defeated Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats in a surprise victory at the snap general election in 2017.