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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