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Cameron defends decision to sack Duncan

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David Cameron has appointed Sir George Young to replace Alan Duncan as the shadow leader of the House of Commons.

The 68-year-old North West Hampshire MP was transport secretary from 1995-1997.

He has also chaired Commons committees and stood for Speaker. He will now head Conservative moves to reform the House of Commons and expenses rules. The Tory leader explained why he decided to replace Mr Duncan.

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