Tory MPs 'in despair'

David Cameron is under pressure to return to core Conservative values as the party's dismal showing in the Eastleigh by-election triggered a new bout of soul-searching in the Tory ranks.

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Tory MP Fabricant criticises 'muffled' party message

Conservative vice-chairman Michael Fabricant said the party's voice was "muffled" and unclear following the defeat in the Eastleigh by-election.

The MP took to Twitter to argue that the party needed to "simplify its message":

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