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Tributes paid in Parliament to 'youngest councillor'

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

Tributes have been paid in Parliament to a Conservative councillor from Devon who has died at the age of 21.

Clarissa Slade, who was thought to be Britain's youngest councillor when she was elected to represent Mid Devon District Council three years ago, was found dead at her flat in Hampshire where she was a student.

It is not yet known what caused her death.

The Leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom told MPs it was a "sad loss".

Leadsom: Tories 'never employed' Cambridge Analytica

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The SNP's Pete Wishart says recent revelations about Facebook data get "murkier and murkier" and asks for a statement from the prime minister on the "full scale of the government's connections to Cambridge Analytica".

He says a shareholder in SCL Group, Cambridge Analytica's parent company, is a major Conservative Party donor.

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom says the Conservative Party "never employed Cambridge Analytica nor its parent company, nor used its services".

Andrea Leadsom: Bullying claims 'incredibly disappointing'
In a interview with the BBC's Beyond 100 Days show, Andrea Leadsom is asked whether John Bercow should stand aside while allegations of bullying in Parliament are investigated.
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Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom announces a new code of behaviour to crack down on bullying and harassment at Westminster.