Focus on the practical, MP Mordaunt tells charities
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Focus on the practical, MP Mordaunt tells charities

23 Jan 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Penny Mordaunt MP has urged charities to keep the focus on “practical things” in the lead-up to the general election.

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