Cameron: I get the message

David Cameron has admitted he needs to "prove" himself to voters and insisted he understands the message from the local elections "loud and clear".

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Tory MPs insist on government to make changes

Tory MPs have urged the government to make changes following a a dismal display in Thursday's local election. Veteran Tory Brian Binley said the verdict at the ballot box was a "major setback" for the party and urged Prime Minister David Cameron to "wake up and smell the coffee".

Backbencher Bob Steward has urged Conservative high command to "listen" to the unrest in the nation and called for some "sanity" in next week's Queen's speech.

Former minister Tim Yeo insisted it was "not too late" to push highly divisive House of Lords reform to the "bottom of the queue" as the Government finalises the coalition's legislative programme.

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