THE Conservative Party “still seems punch-drunk” after the snap general election in which it lost its Westminster majority, a Tory MP has said.

Former Army captain Johnny Mercer told the Telegraph the Government was “in danger of losing credibility”.

The June poll saw the Conservatives lose 13 seats.

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Two Cabinet ministers have also left their posts in the space of a week, leading to renewed pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.

Mr Mercer said: “It smells of decline, and the people won’t have it.

“A Corbyn-McDonnell government would fundamentally change Britain and what it means to be British. We would not be forgiven as a party for 20 years. We must remain, if nothing else at the moment, credible.”

The 36-year-old, who represents Plymouth Moor View, added he would like to see fresh blood introduced into the Cabinet – suggesting Mrs May had made a mistake in selecting people to fill senior posts on the basis of appeasing the party.