Glenda Jackson MP to step down

24th January, 2013 4:53 pm

As expected Glenda Jackson will be stepping down as Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn – confirming what she told the local press least year, when she said “If this government stays until 2015, they may not of course, but if they do, I will be almost 80 and by then it will be time for someone else to have a turn”. She will tell her GC meeting tonight that she’ll be vacating the seat in 2015 – which will trigger a selection for the hyper marginal seat (it has a majority of just 42).

Jackson has been a Labour MP for over 20 years, and before entering Parliament she was a double Oscar winning actress (and of course, a popular Morecambe and Wise guest star). As an MP, she served as a junior transport minister and ran unsuccessfully for the Labour nomination for Mayor of London in 2000.

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  • http://www.robbiescott.com/ Robbie Scott

    I’m really sorry to hear this she’s a fantastic local MP

    • Jeremy_Preece

      I would agree, but at the age of 80, I think that she is more than entitled to put her feet up.

      • http://www.robbiescott.com/ Robbie Scott

        80 ! getaway !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001102865655 John Ruddy

    A very marginal constituency, which will need a candidate in place very early to build up the local recognition needed to retain the seat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ric.euteneuer Ric Euteneuer

    Who will Progress be trying to parachute in here, I wonder?

  • PaulHalsall

    Send her to the Lords.

  • NT86

    Sorry to hear about Glenda Jackson standing down too. She has a very respectable voting record in Parliament. No one could accuse her of being a Labour apparatchik. I’ve watched her participate in Commons debates regarding welfare. Highly fluent and engaging speaker on the matter.

    A touch of class indeed!

  • Chilbaldi

    Completely false, and uncalled for.

    It’s Labour HQ parachuting you need to be worried about.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715486331 Alex Otley

      For a long time they were one and the same thing…

  • Brumanuensis

    I wonder if Hodges will have a go at his mother’s former seat?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=715486331 Alex Otley

      Yeah. But he’ll be standing as the Tory candidate.

  • Philip Cumberland

    Do’t let her stand down make her party leader her summary of Margeret Thatcher, trumps even that of Geoffrey Howe.

  • Ned Balls

    Thank goodness for that she has been useless.

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