BREAKING: Banbury MP Sir Tony to stand down at next General Election

Sir Tony Baldry MP (right) will stand down at next year's General Election.

Sir Tony Baldry MP (right) will stand down at next year's General Election.

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Sir Tony Baldry has decided that he will not contest his seat at the General Election next year.

He has represented the Banbury constituency for more than 30 years after being elected in 1983, and said: “One of the consequences of now having five year fixed term Parliaments is that if I succeed in being re-elected at the forthcoming general election, given my age, most people will assume that Parliament will be my last.

“I think this creates a danger that I may be unable to be as effective as I would wish to be; and that the constituency will be distracted from more important issues by the need to choose my successor.

 

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