Conservative party members in the charity sector 'face prejudice if they reveal their allegiance'
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1 Oct 2014 | Governance | David Ainsworth

Conservatives working in the voluntary sector are reluctant to admit to party membership because they believe they will face discrimination, Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt said yesterday at her party's conference.

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Conservative party members in the charity sector 'face prejudice if they reveal their allegiance'

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