Who’s Standing? Who’s Standing Down?

Expect a number of MPs on both sides of the House to quit ahead of the election. Keep an eye on George Osborne and Ken Clarke, not to mention Labour moderates in marginals who could easily fall into well-paid lobbying jobs. Here’s who has come out of the blocks so far:

Not Standing

  • Peter Lilley (Con)
  • Andrew Tyrie (Con)
  • Alan Haselhurst (Con)
  • Graham Allan (Lab)
  • Eric Pickles (Con)
  • Gisela Stuart (Lab)
  • David Anderson (Lab)
  • George Osborne (Con)
  • Michael Dugher (Lab)
  • Steve Rotheram (Lab)
  • Gerald Howarth (Con)
  • Tom Blenkinsop (Lab)
  • Fiona MacTaggart (Lab)
  • Alan Johnson (Lab)
  • Douglas Carswell (Ind)
  • Simon Burns (Con)
  • Jim Dowd (Lab)
  • Pat Glass (Lab)
  • Iain Wright (Lab)
  • Andy Burnham (Lab)
  • Angela Watkinson (Con)
  • John Pugh (Lib)
  • Andrew Smith (Lab)
  • Rob Marris (Lab)
  • Michelle Thomson (ex-SNP)
  • Natalie McGarry (ex-SNP)

Standing

  • Ken Clarke (Con)
  • Michael Gove (Con)
  • Nick Clegg (Lib)
  • Nick Boles (Con)
  • Mhairi Black (SNP) (said Parliament was so depressing she might quit)

Stay tuned, we will be updating this list as and when names come in…


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