ANOTHER Tory MP has announced that they have resigned with “immediate effect” and triggered a by-election.

Nigel Adams, the Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty announced his intention to resign on social media.

He said in a statement: “Yesterday, Selby Conservatives selected an excellent new parliamentary candidate.

“I’ve today informed the chief whip that I will be standing down as a Member of Parliament with immediate effect.

“It has been an honour to represent the area where I was raised, educated and I want to thank my constituents for their wonderful support since 2010.”

It comes just a day after both former PM Boris Johnson and ex-Cabinet minister Nadine Dorries announced their intention to resign.

Adams has held his seat in Selby and Ainsty since 2010 when the seat was first created.

At the last General Election in 2019, he beat Labour’s Malik Rofidi by 33,995 votes to 13,858, securing 60.3% of the vote.

However, according to Britain Elects, the latest polling figures show that were the vote in Adams’s constituency to be held today then the result would be far closer with the Tories securing just 40.5% of the vote.

Labour meanwhile would secure 38.5%.

Adams was a close ally of Johnson and was reportedly nominated for a peerage but wasn’t on the final honours list which was released on Friday.

He had also previously said the idea that he could potentially stand down early was “utter bo**ocks”.

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Johnson quit after the Privileges Committee found he had misled Parliament over lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street and recommended a suspension of more than 10 days.

He said he was “bewildered and appalled” at the Privileges Committee’s investigation into him.

Mhairi Black, the SNP’s deputy leader in Westminster said the former PM had “jumped before he was pushed” and added that “no one in Scotland will be sorry to see the back of him”.