George Osborne confirms he is quitting as an MP ‘for now’ : i News

George Osborne is following his friend David Cameron by stepping down as an MP (Photo: Getty)

George Osborne has announced he is stepping down as an MP – but hinted he could make a political comeback at a later stage.

The former Tory Chancellor is set to take over the editorship of the London Evening Standard next month and has earned almost £1m for making speeches since being sacked by Theresa May. He faced heavy criticism for insisting he planned to combine his lucrative outside interests with continuing as the MP for the Cheshire constituency of Tatton. However, Mrs May’s shock decision to call a snap election on 8 June forced a rethink by Mr Osborne. In a letter to Tory activists in his constituency, the 45-year-old former Chancellor confirmed he was leaving Westminster – “for now”. Will ‘remain active’ in political debate He wrote: “I am stepping down from the House of Commons – for now. “But I will remain active in the debate about our country’s future and on the issues I care about, like the success of the Northern Powerhouse. “I want a Britain that is free, open, diverse and works with other nations to defend our democratic values in the world. “I will go on fighting for that Britain I love from the editor’s chair of a great newspaper. It’s still too early to be writing my memoirs.”
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6 Comments

  1. He wrote: “I am stepping down from the House of Commons – for now. “But I will remain active in the debate about our country’s future and on the issues I care about, and that doesn’t include my constituency of Tatton.

    Which – by the way – I couldn’t give a rats ass about, their usefulness has now expired.

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