Immigration Minister resigns after employing illegal worker

Immigration Minister Mark Harper has resigned over his employment of a cleaner in the UK illegally.

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Eric Pickles 'very sorry' to hear about Mark Harper exit

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said he was "very sorry" to hear about the resignation of Immigration Minister Mark Harper.

Mr Harper resigned after discovering the cleaner he employed was in the UK illegally.

Eric Pickles said he was 'very sorry' to hear about the resignation of Immigration Minister Mark Harper. Credit: ITV News

"I'm very sorry to hear about Mark Harper. He was a very good administer. I've known him a long time but I recognise the Prime Minister has accepted the resignation," Mr Pickles told ITV News.

"My best wishes go to him and his family."

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