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1 Oct 2014 | 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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Ipso would have investigated Mirror over Newmark sex text story regardless of complaint

The chair of the new press regulator has said that the Sunday Mirror story which forced Brooks Newmark to quit as minister for civil society, was so serious that it would have been investigated even without the complaint made by MP Mark Pritchard.

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A new membership group was launched today to support the growth of health and social care charities and reduce their costs.

Mark Fisher is the new director of the Office for Civil Society and Government Innovation Group

Helen Stephenson is leaving her post as director of the Office for Civil Society and being replaced by Mark Fisher, currently social justice director at the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

The charity sector is "enormously important to the Prime Minister" personally, the new minister for civil society Rob Wilson told an audience of charity leaders at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

"Stick to their knitting". Who on earth do you think you are Mr Newmark. You've probably just plummeted the Conservative Party so far down the polls they'll never recover.

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Shawcross: The Charity Commission is not ‘targeting’ Muslim charities

William Shawcross has insisted that the regulator is not “disproportionately” focusing on Muslim charities, as Theresa May promises new powers for the Commission to tackle terrorism.

Mark Pritchard

A Conservative MP who was targeted by the same freelance reporter that ended Brooks Newmark's ministerial career, said today he will complain to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) about the Mirror newspaper that carried the story.

Help the Hospices rebrands as Hospice UK

Help the Hospices has rebranded to become Hospice UK to better reflect the “breadth, dynamism and flexibility” of modern hospice care.

Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following Saturday's resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a Sunday Mirror sexting sting.

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