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Leading role for MP for the Big Society'

PUBLISHED: 11:13 20 May 2010 | UPDATED: 10:13 12 August 2010

AN MP will be instrumental in delivering the Conservatives plans for a Big Society after being appointed as a junior minister in the new Government. Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill has been given a place in the Department of Communities and Local

AN MP will be instrumental in delivering the Conservatives plans for a 'Big Society' after being appointed as a junior minister in the new Government.

Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill has been given a place in the Department of Communities and Local Government.

He will join Secretary of State Eric Pickles and a number of junior ministers in the department which will be instrumental in delivering David Cameron's vision of empowering local groups and charities in the

country.

The announcement came from Westminster on Monday before the new minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd outlined his ideas for the Big Society, saying that he will cut bureaucracy for charities and social business.

Mr Neill said: "It is a real honour to have been made a government minister by David Cameron.

"I served as a shadow minister in opposition and it's great to have the opportunity to actually make the changes that we have been calling for.

"It will also be a good opportunity to make sure that the concerns of Bromley and Chislehurst residents are heard at the highest levels of Government.

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