North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham has failed in his bid to become deputy speaker of the House of Commons.
Mr Bellingham lost out to Eleanor Laing, MP for Epping Forest, in his bid for the role which would have seen him chairing debates and helping with the running of parliament.
Although he described himself as an “outsider,” Mr Bellingham came third in the final round of voting.
He was the favourite choice for 87 of his parliament colleagues.
Brian Binley, MP for Northampton South, came second in the final round of votes.