A woman whose father died in a Bicester care home has called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign.

The High Court ruled on Wednesday that Government policies on discharging untested hospital patients into care homes at the start of the pandemic were “unlawful”, with the two women behind the legal action saying their campaign had exposed the truth.

Dr Cathy Gardner's 88-year-old father Michael Gibson died at Cherwood House Care Centre, Caversfield, near Bicester, in April 2020.

Fay Harris, whose father Donald died, partially succeeded in their claims against the then health secretary and Public Health England.

Speaking outside court, Dr Gardner, from Sidmouth, Devon, said she "believed all along that my father and other residents of care homes were neglected and let down by the government".

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"The High Court has now vindicated that belief, and our campaign to expose the truth," she said.

Ms Harris said thousands of families had lost parents due to “reckless and unlawful policies”, and the Government’s actions had “exposed many vulnerable people to a greater risk of death”.

Both said Prime Minister Boris Johnson should resign in the wake of the ruling.

The High Court’s ruling has reiterated calls for the government to urgently launch its Covid inquiry, which is not scheduled to hold public hearings until 2023.

“After Partygate, the billions in public money wasted and today’s ruling, the need for a public inquiry to begin immediately is clear,” said Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on coronavirus.

“Lessons must be urgently learned.”