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Former Tory minister criticised for lobbying role on Covid contract

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A former Conservative health minister has been rebuked by the Westminster lobbying watchdog for setting up a meeting between a pharmaceutical company and the Covid-19 vaccines minister at the time. Steve Brine, the MP...

Early 2000s baby boom will soon flood UK universities, warns former Tory minister

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The UK’s baby boom of the early 2000s is about to flood universities and colleges with tens of thousands more school leavers every year, according to the former universities minister David Willetts. Willetts warns, in...

Former Tory minister James Brokenshire dies aged 53

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The former government minister James Brokenshire has died at the age of 53, his family has announced. Brokenshire served as secretary of state for Northern Ireland and for communities and local government under Theres...

Don’t slash Covid benefit uplift, former Tory minister urges

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The former minister who oversaw the introduction of universal credit has called on the government to maintain key benefit increases introduced during the pandemic, lamenting that it had taken a global health crisis fo...