Tory grandees have hit out at Conservative politician Louise Mensch saying she has let the side down by resigning as MP for Corby.
Mrs Mensch stood down on Monday saying she had not been able to balance political work and family life. Her resignation sets up a by-election in the constituency in the autumn. Emma Hutchinson reports.
The by-election follows the resignation of former Tory MP Louise Mensch who stood down in August citing family reasons.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has been campaigning in Corby ahead of the crucial by-election there.
There are fourteen candidates standing in the Corby by-election on 15 November following the resignation of Conservative MP Louise Mensch.