Tory Minister Mark Harper Breaks Foot Falling Off A Table While Dancing In Soho

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A Tory Minister has broken his foot table-dancing at a bar in London's Soho, according to his office.

Mark Harper, the minister for Immigration, has his foot in a cast after falling off a table during jollities at the central London bar.

A spokesman for Mr Harper's office confirmed to the BBC that the 43-year-old MP for the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire had suffered the injury.

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Mark Harper, the minister for Immigration, has his foot in a cast after falling off a table

"My wife Margaret was with me but thankfully she's a far better dancer so didn't fall off," Harper said in a statement.

According to the MP's local newspaper, This Is Gloucester, his fellow Tory councillors have wasted no time rubbing it in.

Councillor Len Lawton told the paper: "We found it hilarious and gave him plenty of stick. The imagination runs wild when you hear it was when he was dancing on a table at a bar in Soho.

"He said it happened at his wife's leaving do and he alighted from the table very inelegantly.

"I know dozens of people who would just sit back but it's good he's getting on with it – although his staff are getting the rough end as they have to drive him everywhere."

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