Two senior advisers to Theresa May resign following General Election

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

Theresa May’s two closest aides have quit in the wake of the disastrous General Election result.

Mrs May’s joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned in the wake of the election which saw Mrs May lose her Commons majority.

The Prime Minister has made clear she wants support from her “friends and allies” in Northern Ireland’s DUP to secure her minority administration ahead of the Queen’s Speech on June 19 and has sent Gavin Williamson to Belfast to lead the talks.

The role of Mr Timothy and Ms Hill as Mrs May’s joint chiefs of staff had been severely criticised by disgruntled Tories in the wake of the election result.

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