A TORY MP has accused the BBC of playing games after she was asked if she wanted to do a radio interview where she would hand in her resignation live on-air.

Conservative MP Maria Caulfield shared a WhatsApp message which appears to be from a producer on the Today programme.

The message questioned whether she was planning on resigning from her role as health minister - and if she would do this live on the BBC Radio 4 current affairs show.

Posting on Twitter, the MP for Lewes shared the request which said: “I appreciate you may well be staying in place but if you are planning on resigning we’d be very keen to get an interview with you - a resignation live on air would be even better.”

Ms Caulfield shared the message on Twitter and said: “These are very difficult times for all of us working night and day for our constituents.

“Unfortunately for the BBC, it’s just one big game.”

Her remarks came just hours after the sudden resignation of both Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak from the Cabinet.

In a resignation letter to the Prime Minister, the former Chancellor said that “the public rightly expect a government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously”.

Six Conservative MPs in Sussex are now openly calling for the Prime Minister's resignation, with former employment minister Mims Davies stepping down from her post earlier today.

At Prime Minister’s Questions, the Prime Minister defied calls from all sides to step down.

Responding to a question by MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton, who asked whether there are any circumstances in which the Prime Minister would resign, Boris Johnson vowed to remain in office.

“The job of a Prime Minister in difficult circumstances, when he has been handed a colossal mandate, is to keep going - and that’s what I’m going to do,” he told the House of Commons.

Ms Caulfield could lose her seat in Lewes to the Liberal Democrats at the next general election, according to pollster YouGov.

Speaking to The Argus in February, the health minister said: “According to polls, I was never going to win the sea of Lewes and was predicted to lose it at every general election since.

“My priority is helping the people across Seaford, Lewes, Newhaven and Polegate and so I don’t have time to worry about the latest polls.

“The only poll that matters is an election.”

The BBC has been contacted for comment.