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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister 7

29 Sep 2014 | Governance

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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"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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