Ministerial Reshuffle

Yeovil MP David Laws is returning to the government today as an Education Minister.

He was previously Chief Secretary to the Treasury for just 17 days before resigning in a row over his expenses.

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MP Nick Harvey: knighthood recommendation is "greatly appreciated"

North Devon MP Nick Harvey has responded to being recommended for a knighthood.

The Liberal Democrat lost his job as a defence minister in this week's government reshuffle. He's been MP for North Devon for twenty years.

To be recommended for a knighthood by the Prime Minister in recognition of my twenty years as MP for North Devon and two years as Armed Forces Minister is greatly appreciated, but of course I remain disappointed no longer to be serving in government.

I am looking forward to a the new parliamentary term where I can continue to champion the issues for North Devon and the rural South West, from the slightly freer and less regimented world of the backbenches.

I will continue to support the coalition government, and my Liberal Democrat colleagues working so hard as part of it, from I look forward to having more time with my family.

– Nick Harvey MP

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