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May reshuffle: Forest of Dean MP quits government

Mark Harper has decided to quit the government and return to the back-benches. Credit: PA Images

The MP for Forest of Dean Mark Harper has announced he is leaving the government to return to the back-benches as part of new Prime Minister Theresa May's reshuffle.

Mr Harper served as Minister of State for Immigration and Minister of State for Disabled People under David Cameron before taking up the role of Chief Whip after the Conservatives won as majority at last year's election.

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