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PM to put Miller row behind him with Europe campaign

David Cameron will attempt to put the Maria Miller expenses row and questions about his handling of the case behind him as he launches his party's campaign for next month's European elections.

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Maria Miller gives £17,000 payoff to charity

Maria Miller has given a £17,000 payoff from her resignation from the cabinet to a charity in her constituency, a source close to the former Culture Secretary has said.

Maria Miller was has given up the payoff she was entitled to after resigning as Culture Secretary Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Mrs Miller had faced calls to reject the money, which she is entitled to under rules on ministerial severance pay.

She declined to reject the money outright, but will now give it to Speakeasy Advocacy, a charity in Basingstoke for adults with learning disabilities.

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