Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East, has confirmed he will not stand in June’s general election.
He has tweeted:
A message to my constituents pic.twitter.com/LocKjz1JNT
— Andrew Smith (@AndrewSmithMP) April 19, 2017
Smith had a 15,280 majority at the 2015 general election, and served as work and pensions secretary under Tony Blair, and chief secretary to the treasury before that. He was first elected in 1987.
He cites age as a factor in his decision to step down.