Mark Simmonds: 'I have to put family life first'
Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds has told the BBC that his resignation from the government is for family reasons, not because of a difference of opinion over policy.
Mr Simmonds - who will also step down as MP for Boston and Skegness at the general election - is the second minister to depart from the government in less than a week, but he said the decision had been made some time ago.
11 Aug 2014
- From the section UK Politics