Conservative Minister Brooks Newmark Resigns

Brooks Newmark, Conservative MP for Braintree, has stepped down as Minister for Civil Society.

His resignation comes ahead of a story due to be published in tomorrow’s Sunday Mirror concerning his private life.

Sky’s Political Correspondent Anushka Asthana says the details of the story have not been made public, but it is believed to involve social media.

Mr Newmark said: “I would like to appeal for the privacy of my family to be respected at this time.

“I remain a loyal supporter of this Government as its long-term economic plan continues to deliver for the British people.”

Number 10has issued a statement confirming the Prime Minister has accepted Mr Newmark’s resignation.

The announcement comes as another blow to the Conservative Party which is still reeling from news that itsMP for Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless, has defected to UKIP.

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27 September 2014 | 5:33 pm – Source: orange.co.uk

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