A full list of the Tory MPs quitting before the next election

The government is reported to be ‘bracing itself for an exodus of MPs’, who would rather step down than campaign in seats that they believe they are certain to lose.

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With the opinion polls showing a commanding lead for the Labour Party, and with fears in Tory HQ that their party faces wipeout in the red wall, a number of Tory MPs have begun announcing that they will not be seeking re-election at the next general election.

Although their reasons for stepping down vary, the government is reported to be ‘bracing itself for an exodus of MPs’, who would rather step down than campaign in seats that they believe they are certain to lose.

Tory HQ has given MPs until the 5 December to say whether or not they are currently planning to seek another term. Here’s a full list of Tory MPs who have said that they will not be seeking re-election.

Dehenna Davison, Constituency: Bishop Auckland, Majority: 7,962

William Wragg, Constituency: Hazel Grove, Majority: 4,423

Nigel Adams, Constituency: Selby and Ainsty, Majority: 20,137

Andrew Percy, Constituency: Brigg and Goole, Majority: 21,941

Chris Skidmore, Constituency: Kingswood, Majority: 11,220

Chloe Smith, Constituency: Norwich North, Majority: 4,738

Mike Penning, Constituency: Hemel Hempstead, Majority: 14,563

Charles Walker, Constituency: Broxbourne, Majority: 19,807

Adam Afriyie, Constituency: Windsor, Majority: 20,079

Crispin Blunt, Constituency: Reigate, Majority: 18,310

Gary Streeter, Constituency: South West Devon, Majority: 21,430.

Sajid Javid, Constituency: Bromsgrove, Majority: 23,106

Basit Mahmood is editor of Left Foot Forward

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