A cabinet minister has quit saying ‘someone has to take responsibility’ after the Tories suffered humiliating losses in two by-elections.

Last night saw Tiverton and Wakefield swing to the Lib Dems while Labour regained control of Wakefield.

Conservative chairman Oliver Downden said: ‘Yesterday’s parliamentary by-elections are the latest in a run of very poor result for our party.

‘Our supporters are distressed and disappointed by recent events, and I share their feelings.’

Oliver Dowden @OliverDowden ? 36m My letter of resignation to the Prime Minister.
Oliver Dowden’s resignation letter

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