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Former Foreign Office minister on back benches

Alistair Burt lost his Foreign Office job in the reshuffle Credit: ITV News

MPs from both sides of the House of Commons have paid tribute to North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt who lost his Foreign Office job in David Cameron's reshuffle.

Foreign Secretary William Hague praised Mr Burt for his work in the Middle East and other MPs said his departure was a very significant loss for the government.