Live updates

Wiltshire MP resigns as rail minister amid commuter chaos

Claire Perry MP, Devizes Credit: PA

Wiltshire MP Claire Perry has resigned as rail minister following repeated failings at Southern Railway.

A few days ago the MP for Devizes revealed she had been thinking about quitting after feeling ashamed at the level of delays on the train service. A new timetable starting this week was supposed to alleviate the pressure by reducing the number of trains - but this too, began in delays.

Ms Perry will now return to the backbenches as the Theresea May continues her cabinet reshuffle.

Rail minister 'proud' of women-only carriages idea

Rail Minister and Devizes MP Claire Perry says she's "proud" to have suggested women-only train carriages last year as a way of making the railways safer.

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has come in for a string of criticism for suggesting the same thing in a speech last night. He said the idea could provide a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport.

In an interview with Ian Axton, Perry said she wasn't embarrassed that she came up with the idea and commissioned research into it from Middlesex University - research which changed her views.


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.