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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Tory MPs lend support to Mark Harper after resignation

Conservative MPs have voiced their support for Mark Harper, who has resigned as Immigration Minister after he discovered he was employing a cleaner who no longer had the right to live in the UK.

Tory MP Nick de Bois said he was "very sorry" to hear of Mr Harper's departure, calling him "a very good minister, colleague and decent man".

Conservative MP Andrew Percy said Mr Harper was a "really decent guy", and said it was "like him to act honourably" by resigning as he did.

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