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Evesham MP Peter Luff is set to resign
11:30am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
MID-WORCESTERSHIRE MP Peter Luff is quitting parliament at the next general election, it has emerged.
The 57-year-old, who was first elected back in 1992, said it was “the right time to call it a day” after more than two decades as an MP.
He has also stepped down as a junior defence minister immediately, but said he was not pushed out of the role by David Cameron.
Mr Luff met with the Prime Minister at his commons office on Tuesday, and said he told Mr Cameron at the start of the conversation of his intention to quit as an MP in 2015.
Mr Luff said it was an “immense privilege” to be an MP, and that he had stayed in parliament for longer than he originally intended. Mr Luff secured a majority of 15,864 at the last election, making his one of the safest Conservative seats in the country.
He also put out a statement backing the Government.