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Dr Kieran Mullan has turn out to be the newest MP to announce that he won’t stand in his constituency on the subsequent common election.

The Crewe and Nantwich MP stated a boundary assessment and modifications in his private life led to the choice.

He stated he nonetheless loved politics in “many ways” and didn’t rule out operating once more at a later date in a unique seat.

He joins a rising variety of Conservative MPs deciding to stop politics, together with a number of high-profile ex-cabinet secretaries and different ministers. So far this 12 months six Conservative MPs have introduced they won’t stand on the subsequent election.

Kieran Mullan on the marketing campaign path with Sajid Javid

(Kieran Mullan)

Alok Sharma, the previous enterprise secretary and Cop26 president, Sajid Javid, the previous well being secretary, Dominic Raab, the ex-justice secretary and Ben Wallace, the previous defence secretary, are among the many different big-name Tories who’ve referred to as it a day as their social gathering struggles within the polls.

Mr Sharma and Mr Raab, who resigned from his cupboard place following a slew of bullying allegations which he denied, would have been defending majorities of fewer than 5,000 votes on the subsequent nationwide ballot.

Most MPs strolling away from Westminster are Conservatives, which is unsurprising given they’re the most important social gathering, successful 365 seats on the 2019 election.

According to the Institute for Government, the 2010 election noticed greater than 100 MPs stand down, primarily from the Labour Party, which had been in energy since 1997.

Some MPs additionally introduced they had been standing down after the bills scandal the identical 12 months.

Of all of the 92 MPs standing down forward of the subsequent nationwide ballot – anticipated within the spring or autumn of this 12 months – 58 are Conservative.

Harriet Harman, the previous Labour chief, Margaret Beckett, the previous overseas secretary, and Ben Bradshaw, the previous tradition secretary are among the many 16  Labour MPs standing down.

Nine SNP MPs, six independents – together with former well being secretary Matt Hancock – one Green, one Plaid Cymru and one Sinn Fein MP have additionally determined to name it a day.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-standing-down-next-election-b2488852.html