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Rob Wilson petitioned to resign after he called constituent a 'bad loser' 1

11 May 2015 | Alice Sharman

Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of Rob Wilson MP, who was minister for civil society prior to the election, after a constituent tweeted a question about homelessness and he called her a “bad loser”.

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Rob Wilson petitioned to resign after he called constituent a 'bad loser'

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