THE Tories suffered further blows yesterday when two West Oxfordshire District Council Conservatives resigned from the party.

Long-serving Ducklington councillor Steve Hayward, who was first elected in 1999, and Witney North member David Snow, who was elected last year, both announced their decision after the county council elections.

Mr Hayward said: “I have been unhappy within the group for nearly a year, since I was sacked from my position as chairman of the environment scrutiny committee.”