DOZENS of MPs have said they will not be seeking re-election at the December 12 poll.

Former cabinet member Amber Rudd says she will not be standing in the December general election.

The MP resigned from the cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip in September this year in a protest move over the prime minister's handling of Brexit.

Ms Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, said she is "not finished with politics" but will not stand in the forthcoming election taking place on December 12.

The former work and pensions secretary had a majority of just 346 at the last election.

She walked away from her post after Boris Johnson removed the whip from 21 rebel MPs who voted to block a no deal Brexit.

Ms Rudd declared in a letter to the Prime Minister: "I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled."

Last night, Mr Johnson restored the whip to 10 of the 21 MPs and Ms Rudd told the Evening Standard she was leaving the Commons "on good terms with the Prime Minister".

Here is a list of those who have said they will be standing down: 


  • David Lidington, Aylesbury
  • Bill Grant, Ayr, Carrick and Cummock
  • David Tredinnick, Bosworth
  • Keith Simpson, Broadland
  • Mark Field, Cities of London & Westminster
  • Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Derbyshire Dales
  • Claire Perry, Devizes
  • Hugo Swire, East Devon
  • Mims Davies, Eastleigh
  • Mark Prisk, Hertford and Stortford
  • Nicky Morgan, Loughborough Caroline Spelman, Meriden
  • Sir Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex
  • Glyn Davies , Montgomeryshire
  • Richard Benyon, Newbury
  • Peter Heaton-Jones, North Devon
  • Alistair Burt, North East Bedfordshire
  • Jo Johnson, Orpington
  • Nick Hurd, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
  • Sir Alan Duncan, Rutland and Melton
  • Sir Michael Fallon, Sevenoaks
  • Seema Kennedy, South Ribble
  • Jeremy Lefroy, Stafford
  • Sarah Newton, Truro and Falmouth
  • Richard Harrington, Watford 

- Labour:

  • Gloria De Piero, Ashfield
  • John Mann, Bassetlaw
  • Ronnie Campbell, Blyth Valley
  • Roberta Blackman-Woods, City of Durham
  • Geoffrey Robinson, Coventry North West
  • Jim Cunningham, Coventry South
  • Ann Clwyd, Cynon Valley
  • Stephen Pound, Ealing North
  • Teresa Pearce, Erith & Thamesmead
  • Stephen Twigg, Liverpool West Derby
  • Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Owen Smith, Pontypridd
  • Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar and Limehouse
  • Kevin Barron, Rother Valley
  • Kate Hoey, Vauxhall
  • Helen Jones, Warrington North
  • Adrian Bailey, West Bromich West
  • Ian Lucas, Wrexham Albert Owen, Ynys Mon

- Independent:

  • Guto Bebb, Aberconwy
  • John Bercow (Speaker), Buckingham
  • Joan Ryan, Enfield North
  • Nick Boles, Grantham and Stamford
  • Amber Rudd, Hastings and Rye
  • Dame Louise Ellman, Liverpool Riverside
  • Rory Stewart, Penrith & Border
  • Justine Greening, Putney Kenneth Clarke, Rushcliffe
  • Sir Oliver Letwin, West Dorset 

- Liberal Democrats:

  • Sir Norman Lamb, North Norfolk
  • Heidi Allen, South Cambridgeshire
  • Sir Vince Cable, Twickenham