Dorries hits out at 'ridiculous' criticism of PM on holiday

The Prime Minister won support from an unlikely ally today when Nadine Dorries MP defended his holiday to Ibiza amid suggestions he should have stayed in the country.

The Conservative MP, who was briefly suspended from the party whip after taking part in the TV series 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here', said it was "ridiculous" to criticise him for having a few days away.

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Conservative MP Nadine Dorries
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

She told Murnaghan on Sky News: "We have got the internet, we've got mobile phones.

"I think Cameron could actually get back from Ibiza to London quicker than if he was in Cornwall.

Mr Cameron has been accompanied by a small team of key staff and is being kept up to date over developments in the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, Downing Street sources said.

Holiday snaps of the Camerons in Ibiza

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PM criticised over Ibiza holiday

David Cameron has been criticised for going on holiday to Ibiza days after a soldier was murdered in Woolwich. Two Labour MPs questioned the Prime Minister's decision, with one saying it showed he was "utterly out of touch".