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Miller to donate payoff to charity

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller will donate a payoff of around £17,000 to charity after quitting as Culture Secretary over her expenses.

The Basingstoke MP is entitled to the lump sum worth three months of her £67,000 ministerial salary, which comes on top of her parliamentary pay, by law but could have decided not to take it.

She rejected calls not to take the money, but a source close to the former minister said the cash would go to Speakeasy Advocacy, a Basingstoke charity for adults with learning disabilities.

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