The Isle of Wight's MP has reacted to the Conservative Party's double by-election loss, to the Liberal Democrats and Labour.

Bob Seely told the Isle of Wight County Press: "It’s two bad, mid-term results, especially in Devon, and I am not going to insult anyone’s intelligence by suggesting otherwise.

"Regardless of what happens I will continue to talk to ministers, as I have done this week and I do every week, to make sure we are getting a better deal for the Isle of Wight.

"My campaigns for the Island will continue."

Earlier, the Prime Minister vowed to "keep going".

Boris Johnson acknowledged losing the former Tory stronghold of Tiverton and Honiton, in Devon, to the Liberal Democrats,  as well as Wakefield to Labour was "tough", but he insisted he was pushing on, and vowed to "listen" to voters.

Meanwhile, Conservative Party co-chair Oliver Dowden quit this morning (Friday) after the results were announced.

In a letter to Mr Johnson, he said he and Tory supporters were "distressed and disappointed by recent events".

He said: "Someone must take responsibility."

Why did the by-elections take place?

The Tiverton and Honiton seat became vacant after former Conservative MP Neil Parish admitted watching pornography in the Commons. The Wakefield seat was empty because former Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan, 48, was jailed for sexual assault.