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Blow for Johnson as Morgan Quits Ahead of U.K. Election Battle

  • Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan to quit Parliament before poll
  • Morgan says her family has suffered pressure due to her career
Nicky Morgan
Nicky MorganPhotographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson suffered a surprise blow to his election campaign on day one of the contest when senior Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan announced she was quitting politics.

Morgan, the culture secretary, said members of Parliament had suffered “abuse” and that her family had faced pressure because of her role in public life. She said she would continue to support Johnson in the election taking place on Dec. 12.