Wiltshire MP taking leave of absence to care for sick relative

Claire Perry Conservative (Claire Perry)

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 8:49pm 20th May 2019.

Claire Perry, who represents Tidworth, has announced she's taking time off to look after a family member who is unwell.

The Energy Minister says she's grateful to Theresa May for giving her leave of absence.

The Devizes MP's responsibilities will temporarily be taken over by universities minister Chris Skidmore.

The 55 year old's decision to put her family first has won praise on social media.


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