Hertsmere MP to stand down for 2015 election

PUBLISHED: 14:22 03 July 2014 | UPDATED: 14:41 03 July 2014

MP James Clappison

MP James Clappison

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Conservative MP James Clappison has announced that he will not stand for re-election in the 2015 election.

The Hertsmere MP, whose constituency includes Radlett, today (Thursday) wrote to the Prime Minister notifying him of his decision.

He said: “It has been a great honour to represent the great people of Hertsmere since I entered the House in 1992.”

When looking back on his career, he added: “By May 2015 I will however have served as a MP for a full 23 years: a generation of time.

“It is difficult letting go but I do feel now is the time to move on. There is a world elsewhere.”

For now, James, 57, will continue to serve his constituents, but following the 2015 election he said: “Cricket beckons.”

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