Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister
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Reaction to Newmark's departure and Wilson's appointment as charities minister

29 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

On the eve of the Conservative Party Conference, Brooks Newmark resigned as minister for civil society after allegations in the Sunday Mirror that he sent intimate photographs of himself to an undercover reporter. Rob Wilson was swiftly announced as the new minister. Civil Society News has collated some of your reactions to the news:

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