Owen Paterson Resigns From Parliament Following Tory U-Turn

(Photo: House of Commons via PA Wire/PA Images)
(Photo: House of Commons via PA Wire/PA Images)

Owen Paterson has decided to resign as the MP for North Shropshire, saying: “I will remain a public servant but outside the cruel world of politics.”

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