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Minister Mark Simmonds Quits And Moans: I Just Can't Live On £120,000

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August 12, 2014 AT 3:48 AM
Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds quit yesterday, saying his salary and expenses of almost £120,000 were not enough to enable his children to live with him in London. The MP for Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire resigned with an attack on Parliamentary expenses - complaining that his income would not cover the cost of a Westminster flat that would accommodate his family.