NADINE Dorries has now resigned as an MP months after she said she would be stepping down with “immediate effect”.

In a post on social media, she said she had submitted her resignation letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

It means the Tories will have to fight yet another by-election, this time in Mid Bedfordshire – a seat the party has held since 1931.

She accused Sunak of leading attacks on her resulting in "the police having to visit my home and contact me on a number of occasions due to threats to my person". 

"The clearly orchestrated and almost daily personal attacks demonstrates the pitifully low level your Government has descended to". 

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Dorries (above) also attacked Sunak's record in Government, saying: "Since you took office a year ago, the country is run by a zombie Parliament where nothing meaningful has happened. 

"You have no mandate from the people and the Government is adrift. You have squandered the goodwill of the nation, for what?" 

The former culture secretary has angered voters, numerous MPs and some in her own party, including the PM, by remaining in post since announcing her intention to resign more than 10 weeks ago

She said she was delaying her exit while she investigated why she was refused a seat in the House of Lords. 

Sunak previously told LBC that Dorries was "failing her constituents". 

“I think people deserve to have an MP that represents them, wherever they are.

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“It’s just making sure your MP is engaging with you, representing you, whether that’s speaking in Parliament or being present in their constituencies doing surgeries, answering your letters.

“That’s the job of an MP and all MPs should be held to that standard", he said. 

Dorries won the Mid Bedfordshire seat in 2019 with a 59.8% share of the vote, garnering 38,692 votes. 

In her letter she added that Keir Starmer "does not have the winning X factor qualities of a Thatcher, a Blair, or a Boris Johnson, and sadly, Prime Minister, neither do you. 

"Your actions have left some 200 or more of my MP colleagues to face an electoral tsunami and the loss of their livelihoods, because in your impatience to become Prime Minister you put your personal ambition above the stability of the country and our economy.

"Bewildered, we look in vain for the grand political vision for the people of this great country to hold on to, that would make all this disruption and subsequent inertia worthwhile, and we find absolutely nothing."

Downing Street has been contacted for comment.