James Brokenshire replaces Harper after resignation

Junior Home Office minister James Brokenshire has replaced Mark Harper as Immigration Minister, who resigned after discovering that his cleaner was in Britain illegally.

James Brokenshire will replace Mark Harper as immigration minister
James Brokenshire will replace Mark Harper as immigration minister Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Karen Bradley will move from the whips office to fill Mr Brokenshire's role.

Ms Bradley will be succeeded by John Penrose within the whips office, and Harriet Baldwin will be brought into the government as a junior whip.

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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.