Michele Bachmann has ended her campaign for president after taking just 5% of the vote in the Iowa caucus.

The congresswoman, who had been vying forthe Republican nomination, finished sixth in the caucus on Tuesday night.

Bachmann, a Tea Party favourite, won the Iowa straw poll in August but thereafter fell steadily in the polls.

“Last night the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice and so I have decided to stand aside,” Bachmann said on Wednesday morning.