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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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Theresa May 'extremely sorry' over Harper resignation

Following the resignation of Immigration Minister Mark Harper, Home Secretary Theresa May said:

Mark has been an excellent minister and he can be proud of the role he has played in sharply reducing immigration to Britain.

He has been a first-rate colleague and his decision reflects his loyal commitment to the Conservative Party, the Government and the Prime Minister.

I am extremely sorry to lose him from the Home Office but I am confident that he will be able to bring his considerable talents to government as a minister again in future.

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