Sajid Javid to stand down as MP at next election

Former chancellor and health secretary Sajid Javid has said he will stand down as an MP at the next general election.

Mr Javid, MP for the Worcestershire seat of Bromsgrove, said he had made the decision “after much reflection”.

He said his decision had been accelerated by a Tory Party review, which is asking sitting MPs to indicate now whether they want to stand again.

Eleven other sitting Tory MPs are set to quit at the next election, expected in 2024.

Mr Javid previously served as home secretary under former Prime Minister Theresa May, and in 2019 was promoted to chancellor by Boris Johnson.

But he dramatically quit as chancellor after six months in the role, following tensions with Mr Johnson’s then-advisor Dominic Cummings.

The Conservative Party has asked its MPs to indicate by Monday if they want to run again, to aid the party’s preparations ahead of the next election.

Among those to announce they are quitting Parliament in recent days are Dehenna Davison, a levelling up…

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