IT'S business as usual for MP Guy Opperman after he visited a Prudhoe employment fair.

The Hexham MP resigned from Boris Johnson's goverment on July 7.

The former pensions minister announced his resignation on Twitter with a letter to the prime minister.

He said: "It has been a honour, and a great responsibility, to serve as a minister, but we need leadership change, and I have resigned.

"I will continue to work for my constituents in Hexham from the backbenches."

The Tory MP's resignation came just before Boris Johnson announced he was to also stand down.

It came after the prime minister was forced to apologise - and admitted he had known - about previous allegations of "inappropriate" conduct by Chris Pincher, who was suspended after allegedly assaulting two men while drunk at London's Carlton Club.

Mr Opperman, who took to Twitter on Wednesday with a picture of a pint to say it had been a "very long day", was at the Spetchells Centre, supporting Bridge Northumberland's jobs fair, where he met with exhibitors.