Yorkshire MP Nigel Adams resigns as minister over May's 'grave error' talks with Corbyn

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty Credit: Press Association

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty, has resigned as a cabinet minister as Theresa May prepares to hold talks with Jeremy Corbyn which the Government accepts are likely to lead to a "softer" Brexit.

Nigel Adams said the Prime Minister had made a "grave error" by reaching out to the Labour leader in the hope of finding a consensus solution to Brexit ahead of a crunch EU summit on April 10

Mrs May announced her dramatic move after a marathon session of Cabinet at which a number of ministers are understood to have argued for a no-deal EU withdrawal next week.

He wrote on Twitter:

"I’m grateful to the PM for the opportunity to serve as a Minister since 2017 & will continue to serve my constituents from the backbenches."