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The Prime Minister has told MPs he thought it was right to allow Maria Miller "the chance to get on with her job" following the controversy over her expenses claims.
Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, David Cameron acknowledged that Ms Miller "did do something wrong" but stressed that she had apologised.
The TaxPayers' Alliance said given this response to the resignation of Maria Miller:
Sajid Javid, the MP for Bromsgrove and current financial secretary to the Treasury has been appointed as the new Culture Secretary following Maria Miller's resignation, the prime minister has said:
Nigel Farage will be speaking at a Ukip meeting in Maria Miller's Basingstoke constituency tonight, the party's director of communications has said on Twitter:
Maria Miller has said she takes "full responsibility" for her decision to resign as Culture Secretary, saying she wants to "make sure that I can move on".
Speaking publicly for the first time since her resignation was announced, Ms Miller said, "I think it is the right thing to do to, remove what has become really an unhelpful and very difficult distraction for colleagues."
Asked if she accepted that she had done something wrong, Ms Miller answered: "I have made it clear and apologised unreservedly to the House of Commons and made sure that it was clear to everybody that I took full responsibility for those findings.
"I want to make sure that the situation is clear to everybody and make sure that I can move on".
Maria Miller said she decided to resign her position as Culture Secretary as her situation had become an "enormous distraction" to the Government and its achievements.
Miller said: "This has been a really difficult 16 months - because I was cleared of the central allegation made about me by a Labour Member of Parliament, I hoped that I could stay.
"But it has become clear to me that it has become an enormous distraction. It is not right that I am distracting from the incredible achievements of this Government."
It was the first time Miller has spoken publicly since her resignation as Culture Secretary was announced earlier this morning.
A Labour Party spokesperson has responded to Maria Miller's resignation with the following statement:
“Itis welcome that Maria Miller has finally done the right thing. By resigning shehas recognised that the public expect and deserve the highest standards frompoliticians.
“Labour said all along that you cannot have one rule for a Cabinet minister and one rule for everybody else.
“That it came to this raises questions for David Cameron whose judgement has been found wanting. Yet again he has shown himself to be out of touch and a prime minister who only stands up for one of his own".
Maria Miller rang David Cameron to resign last night following a state banquet in honour of Irish President Michael D Higgins, ITV News Westminster news editor Samana Haq reports:
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