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Claire Perry has been advising David Cameron on measures to tackle the spread of extreme pornography and child abuse on the internet.


Wiltshire MP criticises modern parenting

Devizes MP Claire Perry Credit: ITV Westcountry

A Wiltshire MP and government adviser on childhood says modern parenting is leaving children ill prepared for life ahead. Devizes MP Claire Perry says the lives of many youngsters are too organised while parents are also afraid to lay down the law.

Mrs Perry, who has three children, says much of the blame lies with mothers who project their own ambitions onto their offspring. More details here

MP ordered to compensate sacked worker

Claire Perry MP

A high-flying Tory MP for Devizes in Wiltshire has been ordered to pay compensation to a former member of staff she sacked from her constituency office.

Claire Perry, an aide to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, terminated the employment of Penelope Nurick following a staff reshuffle.

An employment tribunal found that Mrs Perry unfairly dismissed Mrs Nurick from her role as a part-time constituency secretary. Mrs Perry was ordered to pay her a total of £1,296.88

West MP calls for 'opt-in' system to view internet pornography

Campaigners, led by an MP from Wiltshire, are asking the government for tighter controls on what children can see on the internet.

A petition with more than 100,000 signatures was handed into Downing Street this morning.

Devizes MP Claire Perry wants new rules to force internet providers to filter out pornography and other unsuitable material unless adults chose to view it.