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Former Tory MP Marcus Fysh urged fellow Conservatives to “move on” as he dramatically resigned from the party just hours after losing his seat in Yeovil in the latest elections.

In a tweet, Fysh declared his departure from the Conservatives, criticising the party’s current state after losing his Yeovil seat to the Lib Dem candidate Adam Dance by a majority of more than 12,000 votes.

Hours after his bruising General Election defeat, he wrote on social media on Saturday evening: ”I hereby resign from @Conservatives. It’s dead. No chance of ever being electable again with its current non-Conservative Parliamentary composition. Move on. Let’s do something else.”

The election noticed Labour safe greater than 400 seats in a complete landslide, whereas the Conservatives suffered a big defeat, falling effectively under their earlier low of 156 MPs set in 1906.

This shift within the political panorama resulted within the ousting of a dozen Cabinet ministers, together with Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt and Defence Secretary Grant Shapps.

In his exit speech, former PM Rishi Sunak stated: “The Labour Party has won this general election, and I have called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory.”

He stated that it had been a “difficult night” as he apologised to Tory candidates who had misplaced their seats.

“I’m sorry that we could not deliver what your efforts deserved,” he added.

“ It pains me to think how many good colleagues who contributed so much to their communities and our country will now no longer sit in the House of Commons.”

He stated he has given his all to the job of Prime Minister and appears ahead to spending extra time together with his household.