11/05/2014 03:28 EST | Updated 01/05/2015 05:59 EST

Dean Del Mastro, guilty of breaking election laws, resigns

Dean Del Mastro, the MP for Ontario's Peterborough riding, has quit less than a week after being found guilty of spending too much on his 2008 campaign and trying to cover it up.

Del Mastro spoke to MPs in the House of Commons just after question period today.

"I will not be a distraction in Peterborough," he said.

More to come.