Prime Minister Theresa May’s two closest advisers have quit after the conservatives failed to win a majority of MPs in the general election.

Mr Timothy said he took responsibility for his role in the “disappointing” result and the widely-criticized manifesto package on social care.

Labour said the pair had “taken the fall” for the Prime Minister. The pair’s departure has brought the PM some “breathing space” following 24 hours of recriminations after the conservatives lost their overall majority.