Morgan to carry on as Culture Secretary despite standing down as MP

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Nicky Morgan is to stay on as Culture Secretary despite standing down as an MP at the general election, Downing Street has announced.

No 10 said that she would be made a life peer and would take questions in the House of Lords.

Earlier, Boris Johnson appointed Simon Hart as the Welsh Secretary in a mini-reshuffle in the wake of his general election triumph.

The MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire replaces Alan Cairns, who was forced to stand down over his links to an aide accused of sabotaging a rape trial.

Hart was previously a junior minister at the Cabinet Office and his promotion marks his first entry to the cabinet. He is a long-time campaigner for the continuation of fox hunting and was chair of the Countryside Alliance until recently.

Mr Johnson is expected to carry out a wider re-shuffle of his top team in February, with reports that up to a third of his top team could go.

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    1. Morgan to carry on as Culture Secretary despite standing down as MP
      She should ONLY get one wage Boris not two.
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      Well Boris will Ms Morgan be getting 2 wages now out of our taxpayer’s money pot yes or no?
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      First – from H.O. Commons wages finances?
      Second -from House of lord’s finances?
      BOTH public money Boris.
      (Not Tory Govt cash sir but our that pay taxes)
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      What deal could + maybe here’ was struck to silences her? to have 2 public paid job out of our taxpayer money pot Boris.
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      Has she ‘not representing any of her area resident now so she should not have a job in H.O. Commons
      doing nothing only voting on party matter.
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      As we free voter see it Ms Morgan is in H.O. Commons to vote ONLY. She is ONLY in House of LORD to vote again ONLY.
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      Therefore, should not be paid for both JOBS with our taxpayer money for doing nothing as she doesn’t represent any resident or voters as she stud-down from that responsibility.
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      Boris why are you wasting out taxpayer cash on Ms
      Morgan’s two wage packets I as taxpayer would like to know the full answers to this question Boris.
      The money wasted on her two wages could be used to help the old people health care needs Boris.

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