Labour MPs choose not to defend West Midlands marginals

Two Labour MPs have chosen not to stand for re-election in their marginal constituencies in June's general elections. Gisela Stuart, who has been MP for Edgbaston since Tony Blair's first election victory in 1997, and Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris will not defend their seats. Stuart, a prominent figure in the Vote Leave campaign despite her German origins, told her constituency party "it is time to stand down". She said: "After 22 years of campaigning and 20 years of having had the privilege of being the MP for this ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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