MPs Standing Down at the Next Election

As Britain heads for an inevitable general election, MPs are making decisions about their own future career plans. So as the day-to-day politics unfurls, Guido brings you the comprehensive and continually-updating list of MPs who have announced they will be stepping down at the next election. Get in touch with any updates…


  • John Bercow


  • Bill Grant, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
  • Caroline Spelman, Meriden 
  • Claire Perry, Devizes 
  • David Jones, Clwyd West
  • David Tredinnick, Bosworth
  • Glyn Davies, Montgomeryshire
  • Hugo Swire, East Devon
  • Jeremy Lefroy, Stafford
  • Jo Johnson, Orpington
  • Keith Simpson, Broadland
  • Mark Prisk, Hertford & Stortford
  • Michael Fallon, Sevenoaks 
  • Nick Hurd, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner


  • Albert Owen, Ynys Mon
  • Geoffrey Robinson, Coventry North West
  • Gloria De Piero, Ashfield
  • Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar and Limehouse 
  • John Mann, Bassetlaw 
  • Kate Hoey, Vauxhall
  • Kevin Barron, Rother Valley
  • Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods, City of Durham 
  • Ronnie Campbell, Blyth Valley
  • Stephen Pound, Ealing North
  • Stephen Twigg, Liverpool West Derby
  • Teresa Pearce, Erith and Thamesmead

Lib Dem

  • Norman Lamb, North Norfolk 
  • Vince Cable, Twickenham 

Conservative Independents

  • Alastair Burt, North East Bedfordshire
  • Guto Bebb, Aberconwy 
  • Richard Harrington, Watford
  • Oliver Letwin, West Dorset
  • Justine Greening, Putney
  • Ken Clarke, Rushcliffe 
  • Nick Boles, Grantham
  • Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex
  • Richard Benyon, Newbury


  • Joan Ryan, Enfield North 

Before the 2017 election, 31 MPs announced they would be standing down. No election’s been called yet and we’re already up to 39…

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