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Letter of resignation by Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper to Prime Minister David Cameron

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

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IN his letter to David Cameron, Mark Harper wrote: "Although I complied with the law at all times, I consider that as Immigration Minister, who is taking legislation through Parliament which will toughen up our immigration laws, I should hold myself to a higher standard than expected of others.

"I have also considered the impact on my Parliamentary colleagues, the Government and you. I have always believed that politics is a team game, not an individual sport. I have therefore decided that the right course is for me to return to the backbenches. I am sorry for any embarrassment caused.

"I am grateful for the opportunities you have given me since you became leader of the Conservative Party, first in opposition and then in government. I will continue to support you, the Conservative Party and this government in whatever way I can from the backbenches. I will also continue to serve my constituents in the Forest of Dean to the best of my ability."

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  • Wazzamatter  |  February 10 2014, 11:00AM

    Any other employer who employs an illegal worker would be fined up to £10,000 so why is this man getting away with it? He should be fined, especially as he has been employing that illegal worker since 2007. It's one law for us, another one for them!

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