Nicky Morgan Stands Down As MP

For the first time in 18 years I won’t be a candidate in the next General Election. I’ve loved being #Loughborough’s voice in Westminster since 2010 & being DCMS Secretary – & I look forward to supporting the PM, Government, Conservative Party and my successor in the future

– Nicky Morgan. MP

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced she will not stand in the forthcoming general election. She is not the first to step down as an MP this week. Tory former de-facto deputy prime minister Sir David Lidington and his former Cabinet colleague Amber Rudd said they too would stand down as MPs ahead of the poll in December.

Nicky has stated the ‘the clear impact on my family’ and the ‘abuse’ of doing the job of a modern MP’, as reasons for stepping down.

Ms Morgan has represented Loughborough for the Conservatives since 2010 and was previously education secretary. She share her resignation letter to Chairman Trevor Ranson on her twitter account. With words of thanks to her fellow party members and to family who have supported her throughout her political career.

‘I’ve loved being Loughborough’s voice in Westminster since 2010 and being DCMS Secretary – and I look forward to supporting the PM, Government, Conservative Party and my successor in the future.’

She added: ‘I want to thank all the Conservative members and supporters in Loughborough and the many truly wonderful constituents I have met over the years. ‘You have become good friends and I feel truly blessed to know you all. I want to publicly record my thanks to [my husband] Jonathan for his unstinting support since I was first selected in 2004.’

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