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John Cryer standing down as MP for Leyton and Wanstead

The Labour politician had represented the East London constituency since 2010

credit parliament.uk
John Cryer MP (credit parliament.uk)

Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer has announced he is standing down from the House of Commons at the general election on 4th July.

Cryer had represented the safe Labour seat since 2010. But in a statement on social media posted on Monday night (27th May), Cryer announced his surprise decision to step down from parliament after 14 years for personal reasons.

He said: “This has been an extremely difficult decision, perhaps the most difficult I have ever had to make.


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“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. The next parliament is likely to be extremely busy and demanding and the next government will inherit a very tough situation.

“I would like to thank members of Leyton and Wanstead CLP [constituency Labour Party] for all your help, support and friendship as well as so many constituents for the same.”

The full statement can be read here.


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