'Theresa May’s dignified statement this morning demonstrates how much she cares about serving our country. She tried extremely hard to deliver Brexit, but it wasn’t to be. I voted for her deal at every opportunity, but too few other MPs did the same.
This was a disappointing night for the Conservatives in North Devon, there's no getting away from it. But at this mid-term point in the electoral cycle, it was always going to be a very difficult election for us.