Which London MPs are standing down at the general election- full list

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So far 14 London MPs have announced their plans to stand down.

Three of London’s Labour MPs are the latest to join the list of MPs in the capital to announce their plans to stand down at the general election.

West Ham MP Lyn Brown became the latest London politician to announce she is standing down.

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On Tuesday afternoon Ms Brown, who has served her constituency since 2005 wrote: “Over the last year I have endured poor health, including serious conditions that have had increasing impacts on my work.

“I had hoped to have the summer to assess my health and decide about seeking to serve the people of Newham for a further Parliamentary term. Sadly the calling of the election has forced a faster decision.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have decided not to stand again.”

Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party John Cryer and Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma also announced on Monday that they would not be standing for re-election. Join our new WhatsApp Community to get the latest news from across London directly to your phone

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John Cryer MP for Leyton and Wanstead said he wanted to spend more time with his young childrenJohn Cryer MP for Leyton and Wanstead said he wanted to spend more time with his young children
John Cryer MP for Leyton and Wanstead said he wanted to spend more time with his young children

Mr Cryer, who is MP for Leyton and Wanstead said he wanted to spend more time with his young children and that the next parliament was “likely to be extremely busy”.

Mr Cyer and Mr Sharma join the list of London MPs who have recently declared their intention to step down before the general election on July 4- bringing the total to 13.

In a letter to his constituents, posted on social media, Mr Cryer said: “This has been an extremely difficult decision, perhaps the most difficult I have ever had to make.

“It has been an immense privilege to have served as your MP for the past 14 years. As you may know, I have two young children and I feel I should try to spend more time with them.”

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Mr Cryer, who was MP for Hornchurch from 1997 to 2005, is married to Labour’s deputy national campaign coordinator and MP for Lewisham West and Penge Ellie Reeves.

Mr Sharma said the Labour party had “gone from our worst result in a century, to the edge of government”.

In a letter to his local party, he said: “As a British-Indian and as a Hindu, as a Labour member, councillor and MP I have never struggled to reconcile those different, but complimentary, identities.

“Over nearly 50 years I have served the party in one form or another. Now I believe the time has come for another chapter to begin.”

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The other London MPs standing down ahead of the general election include:

The MPs are listed alphabetically by party. All majorities are for the 2019 general election.


Nickie Aiken, Cities of London & Westminster (MP since 2019; majority 3,953)

Mike Freer, Finchley & Golders Green (MP since 2010; majority 6,562)

Stephen Hammond, Wimbledon (MP since 2005; majority 628)

Matthew Offord, Hendon (MP since 2010; majority 4,230)

Sir Bob Neill, Bromley & Chislehurst (MP since 2006; majority 10,891

Paul Scully, Sutton & Cheam (MP since 2015; majority 8,351)

Bob Stewart, Beckenham (MP since 2010; majority 14,258)

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Karen Buck, Westminster North (previously MP for Regent’s Park & Kensington North 1997-2010, then Westminster North since 2010; majority 10,759)

Jon Cruddas, Dagenham & Rainham (previously MP for Dagenham 2001-10, then Dagenham & Rainham since 2010; majority 293)

Harriet Harman, Camberwell & Peckham (previously MP for Peckham 1982-97, then Camberwell & Peckham since 1997; majority 33,780)

Dame Margaret Hodge, Barking (MP since 1994; majority 15,427)

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