MPs Standing Down At The 2024 Election

A list of all the MPs across all parties that will not be contesting their seat on the 4th of July 2024

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Although Rishi Sunak is yet to confirm when the next general election will be held, we do know that the latest that it can take place is the 25th January 2025[1]BBC News: General election: When is the next one and who decides?.

The Conservative Party has been struggling recently, from the scandal of PartyGate and Liz Truss’s disastrously short tenure as Prime Minister[2]The Guardian:From fighter to quitter: timeline of Liz Truss’s U-turn littered premiership to rule-breaking lobbying[3]BBC News: Scott Benton: Lobbying scandal MP recall petition triggered and “Tractor Porn” in parliament[4]The Independent, the Tories have been losing both MPs as well as the confidence of voters.

As a result, 76 of the current 344 Conservative MPs, 22 out of 205 Labour MPs and others have decided not to stand for re-election when the public heads to the voting booths. It seems that the list is being added to almost daily so I thought I’d try and keep track of everyone here.

Update: 74 Conservatives and 32 Labour MPs are not standing.

The current total stands at: 129

The current number of MPs standing down might seem like a high number but that figure is beaten by 2010 when 150 MPs decided to give up their seats[5]Institute For Government: MPs standing down at the next general election. For context, at the 2019 general election, 74 MPs stood down.

Updates

7th June 2024

  • Added Sam Tarry (Lab)
  • Removed the following MPs as though the announced they were standing down they were selected for new seats: Stuart Andrew, Chris Clarkson, Kieran Mullan, Douglas Ross (all Con). Removed Andy Carter as he was trying to get selected to a safer seat but failed and decided to stand in his current constituency
  • Note that the deadline for registering as a candidate for the 2024 general election has now passed (4pm today)

6th June 2024

  • Added David Duguid (Con)

1st June 2024:

  • Added Mark Logan (Lab, Ex-Con) and Aaron Bell (Con)
  • Removed Julian Knight (Ind, Ex-Con) as it’s now confirmed he’s standing as an Independent[6]BBC News: Ex-Tory MP Julian Knight to stand as independent,[7]Julian Knight official Twitter.

31st May 2024:

  • Julian Knight is “expected” to announce he is standing as an Independent (he hasn’t has the Tory Whip restored) but this has yet to be official confirmed and I can only find one source
  • Labour have deselected Faiza Shaheen for the Chingford and Woodford Green seat over pro-Palestinian comments made on social media[8]Aljazeera: ‘Appalling cull’: Britain’s Labour bars another left-winger from election. She is seeking legal advice[9]LabourList: Shaheen’s lawyers challenge Labour deselection as she claims ‘bullying culture’ and ‘problem with brown people’
  • Labour have also suspended Lloyd Russell-Moyle from his Brighton Kemptown seat after a complaint regarding his behaviour. He will not be eligible to stand for Labour[10]BBC News: Labour suspends MP Russell-Moyle over complaint

30th May 2024:

  • 7:30am – Added Geraint Davies (Ind) and Steve McCabe (Lab)
  • Moved Lucy Allan to Independent as she’s now considering her position and may stand for Reform

28th May 2024:

  • Added: Julie Elliot & Lyn Brown (Lab), Jonathan Edwards (PC/Ind)

27th of May 2024:

  • Noted that Lucy Allan has been suspended by the Conservative Party
  • Added John Cryer, Barbara Keeley, John Spellar, Virendra Sharma, Kevin Brennan (All Lab)

24th of May 2024:

  • 21:00 – Added Andrea Leadsome and Michael Gove (both Con)

23rd of May 2024:

  • 20:00 – Eleanor Laing (Con) added
  • 01:00 – James Grundy (Con) and Yvonne Fovargue (Lab) added


More information and a list on the House of Commons Library Website.

List of MPs

Conservative Party

Adam Afriye

Adam Afriye Constituency: Windsor
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 10,292 (2005), 19,054 (2010), 25,083 (2015), 22,384 (2017), 20,079 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd July 2022

Known For:

  • He was the Conservative Party’s first black MP, although he said in an interview he considers himself not as black but “post-racial”.
  • In February 2013 he voted against the bill that would legalise same sex marriage citing “fear for religious freedom”.
  • Was opposed to the December 2020 lockdown
  • In November 2021, HMRC filed a petition for bankruptcy against him. He was declared bankrupt in December 2022, owing around £1 million in taxes to HMRC and £700,000 to Barclays bank.
  • In May 2022 he was reprimanded by the Commons standards body for failing to register his role as board chairman of Elite Growth, a cannabis distribution company. He tried to get the records retrospectively altered to make it look like he had told them about his role,

Nickie Aitken

Nickie Aitken Constituency: Cities of London And Westminster
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 3,953
Standing Down Date: 7th February 2024

Known For: Aitken sits on the UK Delegation for the Council of Europe and was known for pushing legislation on child safety.


Richard Bacon

Richard Bacon Constituency: South Norfolk
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 21,275 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 19th May 2023

Known For:

  • In 2006 was named “Backbencher of the year” by fellow MPs
  • In 2009, one of 15 MPs to sign a letter of no confidence in Speaker Michael Martin
  • Voted against party lines on approving use of military force in Syria in 2014 (one of only 6 Tory MPs to do so)

John Baron

John Baron Constituency: Basildon and Billericay (Formerly Billericay in 2001)
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 5,013 (2001), 11,206 (2005), 12,338 (2010), 12,482 (2015), 13,400 (2017), 20,412 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 25th October 2023

Known For:

  • 2011 – one of 15 MPs who voted against participating in military action in Libya
  • 2012 – Signed a letter (along with over 100 MPs) to hold a referendum on EU membership
  • 2014 and 2015 – Voted against military action in Syria

Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell Constituency: Newcastle-under-Lyme
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 7,446 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 31st May 2024/td>

Known For:

  • Stood for Don Valley in 2017 but lost
  • First Conservative MP elected to Newcastle-under-Lyme in modern times
  • Benefitted from hospitality worth thousands of pounds, provided on behalf of the gambling industry
  • Voted against a government-supported amendment to defer the suspension of Conservative MP Owen Paterson
  • Asked Boris Johnson, in the wake of PartyGate: “Does the Prime Minister think I’m a fool” for following guidelines

Paul Beresford

Paul Beresford Constituency: Mole Valley
First Elected: 1992 (Croydon Central), 1997 (Mole Valley)
Majority: 10,221 (1997), 10,153 (2001), 11,997 (2005), 15,653 (2010), 25,453 (2016), 24,137 (2017), 12,041 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 14th February 2023

Known For:

  • In 2021 tabled (and had passed) the “Local Government (Disqualification) Bill” which stops people who have been given non-custodial sentences for sexual offences sitting as councillors or mayors
  • Campaigner on child protection issues

Graham Brady

Graham Brady Constituency: Altrincham and Sale West
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 1,505 (1997). 2,941 (2001), 7,159 (2005), 11,595 (2010), 13,290 (2015), 6,426 (2017), 6,139 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 7th March 2023

Known For:

  • Being chairman of the 1922 committee which overseas election of PMs and tallies votes of No Confidence in the PM
  • Was a Personal Private Secretary and Opposition Whip
  • IN 2013, opposed the same sex marriage bill stating “religious freedom could be compromised”
  • Earned £26,000 as editor of “The House”, the in-house Parliamentary magazine

Steve Brine

Steve Brine Constituency: Winchester
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 3,048 (2010), 985 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd June 2023

Known For:

  • Personal Private Secretary to various Cabinet Ministers
  • Was expelled from the party in 2019 for voting for the EU withdrawal act – one of 21 MPs to do so. He had the whip restored in October the same year
  • Voted against the second UK lockdown in November 2020
  • Called for Boris Johnson’s resignation following the Sue Gray report
  • He was criticised due to his links with Remedium, a private health care company for breaching lobbying rules during the pandemic.

Lisa Cameron

Lisa Cameron Constituency: East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
First Elected: 2015 (as a member of the SNP)
Majority: 3,866 (2017 – SNP), 13,322 (2019 – SNP)
Standing Down Date: October (is) 2023 (Post defection to the Conservatives)

Known For:

  • Owning 5 ex-council houses despite campaigning against the sale of council houses at the 2015 general election
  • Brought in a law against puppy farming and anti-ivory importation bills
  • Voted against legalising abortion in Northern Ireland in 2019
  • In 2023 she was chosen for reselection as MP for her constituency. As a result she defected to the Conservative party

William Cash

William Cash Constituency: Stone (1997-present), Stafford (1984-1997)
First Elected: 1984 (Stafford), 1997 (Stone)
Majority: 19,945 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 10th June 2023

Known For:

  • Being a strong Eurosceptic
  • Refused to support Major’s government on Maastricht Treaty votes
  • As part of the 2009 expenses scandal he claimed £15,000 for rent which he paid his daughter. He agreed to pay the money back
  • Faced a no-confidence vote in his constituency in 2009 but was re-elected with 98% of the vote

Jo Churchill

Jo Churchill Constituency: Bury St. Edmonds
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 24,988 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • Resigned from her role in DEFRA in protest at Boris Johnson’s conduct in the Chris Pincher scandal.[

Greg Clark

Greg Clark Constituency: Tunbridge Wells
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 22,874 (2015), 16,465 (2017), 14,645 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 24th May 2024

Known For:

  • Was a member of the SDP while at university
  • In 2019 Clark voted against the government regarding a bill that would stop a no-deal Brexit. He had the whip removed. It was restored just over a month later

Tracey Crouch

Tracey Crouch Constituency: Chatham and Aylesford
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 6,069 (2010), 6,069 (2015), 10,458 (2017) 18,540 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 12th February 2024

Known For:

  • Voting against the badger cull
  • Resigned her Ministerial position in 2018 over a delay to reduce betting machines stakes from £100 to £2
  • Backed Boris Johnson in the 2019 leadership contest. Was offered a position in his cabinet but turned it down
  • Voted against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for NHS workers

Dehenna Davidson

Dehenna Davidson Constituency: Bishop Auckland
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 7,962 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 25th November 2022

Known For:

  • Ran as Conservative candidate for Kingston Upon Hull North in 2015 and came third behind Labour and UKIP
  • Contested Sedgefield in 2017. She finished second behind Labour
  • Was photographed with two far-right activists at a Brexit celebration party – she distanced herself from their views
  • Calls herself a “Classic Liberalist”
  • Was a co-host on GB News between June 2021 and September 2022
  • Endorsed Liz Truss in the 2022 leadership contest

Jonathan Djanogly

Jonathan Djanogly Constituency: Huntingdon
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 12,792 (2001), 19,383 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 21st April 2023

Known For:

  • During the 2009 expenses scandal it was said he improperly claimed expenses for a cleaner who was actually a childminder. He explained it saying that the clear occasionally might have been in the house in the evenings alone with the child. Also claimed £5,000 in expenses to install gates at his constituency home and was found to have improperly claimed £17,364.76
  • Hired private detectives to find out who leaked his expense details

James Duddridge

James Duddridge Constituency: Rochford and Southend East
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 5,490 (2005), 11,050 (2010), 9,476 (2015), 5,548 (2017), 12,286 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 29th November 2023

Known For:

  • Stood in the 2001 election for Rother Valley and came second behind Labour
  • In 2014 he claimed £11,348 expenses for (mostly hotel) accommodation despite owning 2 homes in London. In 2013 he had the highest expenses claim of any MP in Essex
  • In 2022 he appeared on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV show “Uncensored” but he refused to answer questions posed by Morgan claiming that if he did his “wife would divorce him”. In return Morgan called Duddridge “a little twerp”.

David Duguid

David Duguid Constituency: Banff and Buchan
First Elected: 2017
Majority: 3,693 (2017), 4,118 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 5th June 2024

Known For:

  • Supported Liz Truss in the leadership election
  • Was made a Scotland Office Minister under Liz Truss but was removed a couple of weeks after her resignation
  • Was accused of a conflict of interest by repeatedly opposing a windfall tax on fossil fuel companies when he was a BP shareholder
  • Had been ill and in hospital for some time but said he would still stand. The Conservatives deselected him on medical grounds so he wouldn’t be allowed to contest the seat

Philip Dunne

Philip Dunne Constituency: Ludlow
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 2,027 (2005), 9,749 (2010), 8,929 (2015), 19,286 (2017), 23,648, (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2023

Known For:

  • Managing Jeremy Hunt’s leadership campaign in 2019
  • Told Labour candidate Kuldip Sahota he was “talking through his turban” at a debate in 2019. Baron Sahota is Sikh.

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis Constituency: Northampton North
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 3,245 (2015), 807 (2017), 5,507 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2023

Known For:

  • In 2016 was under police investigation following spending more than legally allowed in the 2015 election campaign. While there was evidence of wrong-doing it “didn’t meet the test for further action”

George Eustice

George Eustice Constituency: Camborne and Redruth
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 66 (2010), 8,700 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 18th January 2023

Known For:

  • Pro-press regulation and made several recommendations to the Levinson enquiry
  • In 2016 was under police investigation following spending more than legally allowed in the 2015 election campaign. While there was evidence of wrong-doing it “didn’t meet the test for further action”
  • As DEFRA secretary he refused to rule out banning chlorinated chicken imports from the US
  • Oversaw an expansion of badger culling licences in 2020
  • Called a Scotch Egg a “substantial meal” . In 2020, people could only drink in pubs if they offered food.

David Evennett

David Evennett Constituency: Bexleyheath & Crayford
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 13,103 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 18th January 2023

Known For:

  • Supported Boris Johnson in 2022 despite a no confidence vote
  • Was Knighted in 2018

Mike Freer

Mike Freer Constituency: Finchley and Golders Green
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 5,809 (2010), 5,662 (2015), 1,657 (2017), 6,562 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st February 2024

Known For:

  • Stood for Harrow West in 2005 and came second to Labour
  • In 2016 joined 72 other Conservative MPs who voted against an amended that would require private landlords to make their homes “fit doe human habitation”. Freer received income from a rental property at the time
  • Is stepping down due to death threats and abuse and an arson attack on his constituency office

Nick Gibb

Nick Gibb Constituency: Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 7,321 (1997), 5,643 (2001), 7,822 (2005), 13,063 (2010), 13,944 (2015), 17,494 (2017), 22,503 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 13th November 2023

Known For:

  • Stood for Stoke-on-Trent Central in 1992 election. Came second to Labour
  • Had controversial opinions on schooling while Secretary of State for Schools (a position he held multiple times) saying he’s rather have a physics graduate from Cambridge without a teaching qualification teaching over someone from one of the “rubbish” universities with a teaching qualification
  • in 2020 his department oversaw the controversial changes to A-Level marking during the pandemic
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Jo Gideon

Jo Gideon Constituency: Stoke-on-Trent Central
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 670 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 9th February 2023

Known For:

  • Contested Scunthorpe in 2015 but came second to Labour
  • In 2017 Contested Great Grimsby, again coming second to Labour
  • Was elected to Ashford Borough Council in 2019 but resigned after becoming and MP

Robert Goodwill

Robert Goodwill Constituency: Scarborough and Whitby
First Elected: May 2005
Majority: 1,245 (2005), 8,130 (2010), 10,270 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 14th April 2023

Known For:

  • Contested Redcar in 1992 coming second to Labour
  • Contested Cleveland and Richmond in the 1994 European Election
  • In 1997 contested North West Leicestershire came second to Labour
  • Contested Yorkshire South European Seat in 1998 and lost
  • MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber July 1999 – May 2004
  • Highlighted issues with MEPs expenses after buying a return ticket for £160 but was able to claim £500 for it. He donated £2,000 to charity after complaints from his constiuents

Michael Gove

Michael Gove Constituency: Surrey Heath
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 24,804 (2015), 24,943 (2017), 18,349 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 24th May 2024

Known For:

  • Became a journalist after University after applying for a job at the Conservative Research Department he was told he was “insufficiently political” and “insufficiently Conservative”
  • Joined The Times in 1996
  • Became chief whip in 2014
  • Stood for party leader in 2019
  • Admitted taking cocaine in his twenties and said he regretted it

Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling Constituency: Epsom and Ewell
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 10,080 (2001), 17,873 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 6th October 2023

Known For:

  • Claimed expenses for a flat in Pimlico even though he had a constituency home 17 miles away. Used tax payer money to redecorate the flat at a cost of £5,000
  • Compared Manchester’s Moss Side to the TV Show The Wire
  • In 2010 said that Christian B&B owners should have the right to turn away gay couples
  • While working for the Ministry of Justice he banned books being sent in to prisons
  • Presided over a reduction of around 5,000 Prison offers
  • Giving a ferry contract to a company that owned no ferries

James Grundy

James Grundy Constituency: Leigh
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 1,965 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd May 20204

Known For:

  • In 2007 Grundy exposing his genitals to a woman in public video footage of which was exposed by LBC in 2020 he apologised for the “distress he caused”

Robert Halfon

Robert Halfon Constituency: Harlow
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 4,925 (2010), 8,350 (2015), 7,031 (2017), 14,063 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 26th March 2024

Known For:

  • Was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to George Osbourne in 2014
  • In October 2020, voted against the government (along with 4 other Conservative MPs) to support a Labour Opposition Day motion to extend free school meals until Easter 2021

Stephen Hammond

Stephen Hammond Constituency: Wimbledon
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 2,301 (2005), 11,408 (2010), 12,619 (2015), 5,622 (2017), 628 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 15th September 2023

Known For:

  • In 2012 he was investigated for failing to disclose investments in a firm. He later apologised for the “oversight” but was cleared of wrongdoing.
  • Pro same-sex marriage
  • In 2019 he voted to extend abortion rights and same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland
  • Was criticised for his use of chauffeur driven cars, using them 138 times while at the Ministry of Transport
  • Was censured by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments for a breach of ministerial code for taking a seconds job with the think tank “Public Policy Projects”.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock Constituency: West Suffolk
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 13,050 (2010), 14,984 (2015), 17,063 (2017), 23,184 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 7th December 2022

Known For:

  • Was an economist for the Bank of England
  • In 2014 he apologised after retweeting a poem suggesting that the Labour Party was “full of queers”
  • In 2015 was criticised for hiring a private jet with senior diplomatic officials to fly back from a climate conference in Aberdeen
  • In 2020 Hancock was criticised when it emerged that the target he had set for 100,000 daily COVID-19 tests had been met only by changing the method of counting, to include up to 40,000 home test kits which had been sent, but not yet completed
  • In January 2021, shopping vouchers for families in need were reintroduced. On Good Morning Britain, Hancock praised the Government for reintroducing the scheme, despite being repeatedly reminded by Piers Morgan that he had opposed it in Parliament.
  • In 2021 it was revealed that Hancock had breached COVID-19 social distancing restrictions with Gina Coladangelo, an adviser in the DHSC with whom he was having an extramarital affair, after CCTV images of him kissing and embracing her in his Whitehall office on 6 May were published. This was in breach of the COVID-19 guidance at the time and he tendered his resignation as Health Secretary
  • In November 2022 he appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here while parliament was still in session. He had the whip removed but had it restored by Rishi Sunak on the 23rd May 2024.

Trudy Harrison

Trudy Harrison Constituency: Copeland
First Elected: 2017
Majority: 2,147 (2017), 5,842 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 24th July 2023

Known For:

  • Supported Michael Gove in the 2019 leadership contest
  • Supports construction of a deep coal mine to be built in Copeland

Oliver Heald

Oliver Heald Constituency: North East Hertfordshire
First Elected: 1992
Majority: 16,531, (1992), 3,088 (1997), 3,444 (2001), 9,138 (2005), 15,194 (2010), 19,080 (2015), 16,835 (2017), 18,189 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd January 2024

Known For:

  • Called to the bar in 1977 and served as a barrister from 1979 until 1992
  • Stood for Southwark and Bermondsey in 1987 and came third
  • Was knighted in 2014
  • Served as Solicitor General for England & Wales (2012-2014)
  • Appointed to the privy council in 2016
  • Minister of State for Courts and Justice (2016-2017)

James Heappey

James Heappey Constituency: Wells
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 7,585 (2015), 7,582 (2017), 9,991 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 15th March 2024

Known For:

  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to Boris Johnson (2019)
  • Minister of State for the Armed Forces (2020-2024)
  • Investigated by the police of 2015 campaign spending. The investigation “did not meet the test for further action”.
  • On LBC Heappy said that despite earning £106,619 a year he was worried about going in to his overdraft each month
  • Supported Liz Truss in the 2022 leadership contest
  • At a sixth form in Somerset, Heappy allegedly asked a Scottish student how she would vote in the Scottish referendum. When she said she’d vote for independence Heappy allegedly said “Why don’t you fuck off back to Scotland?” although some reports state he told her to “fuck off” and did not mention Scotland. Heappy apologised and said it was intended to be a joke

Chris Heaton-Harris

Chris Heaton-Harris Constituency: Daventry
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 19,188 (2010), 21,059 (2015), 21,234 (2017), 26,080 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 18th May 2024

Known For:

  • Unsuccessfully stood as MP for Leicester South in 1999 and came second
  • Appointed MEP for East Midlands (1999-2009)
  • Appointed Deputy leader of the House of Commons in 2018
  • Appointed Chief Whip of the Conservative Party in 2022
  • Chaired the European Research Group (ERG) from 2010-2016

Gordon Henderson

Gordon Henderson Constituency: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 12,383 (2010), 12,168 (2015), 15,211 (2017), 24,479 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 17th March 2023

Known For:

  • Contested the seat for Luton South in 2001 and came second
  • Contested Sittingbourne and Sheppey in 2005 and came second, losing by 79 votes

John Howell

John Howell Constituency: Henley
First Elected: 2008
Majority: 14,053 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 11th April 2023

Known For:

  • Business presenter on BBC World from 1994-95
  • Became MP of Henley after Boris Johnson resigned to become Mayor of London
  • Backed Rishi Sunak in the 2022 leadership contest

Alister Jack

Alister Jack Constituency: Dumfries and Galloway
First Elected: 2017
Majority: 5,643 (2017), 1,805 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 17th May 2023

Known For:

  • Stood for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale in 1997. He came third
  • Became Assistant Government Whip in 2019

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid Constituency: Bromsgrove
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 22,558 (2010), 23,106 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 2nd December 2022

Known For:

  • Former city banker who was on the board of Deutsche Bank International
  • In 2018, Javid called Momentum “neo-fascist” and was forced to apologise
  • Was rebuked by MPs and Human Rights campaigners for tweeting about “Asian paedophiles”
  • Stood for Conservative leader in 2016, 2019 and 2022
  • Was appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport and Minister for Equalities in 2014 making him the first British-Pakistani to lead a Government department
  • He was the first person from an Asian background to hold one of the “Great Offices of State” after being made Home Secretary in 2018

David Jones

David Jones <Constituency: Clwyd West
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 133 (2005), 6,419 (2010), 6,747 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 20th September 2023

Known For:

  • Ran for Conwy in 1997 but lost
  • Ran for City of Chester in 2001 and finished second to Labour
  • Became a Member of the Welsh Assembly in 2002, stepping down in 2003
  • Voted against same-sex marriage saying “I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can’t do. Which is not to say that I’m in any sense opposed to stable and committed same-sex partnerships”

Greg Knight

Greg Knight Constituency: East Yorkshire (2001-present), Derby North (1983-1997)
First Elected: 1983
Majority: 22,787 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th June 2023

Known For:

  • Lost his seat in Derby North in 1997
  • Got the drinking law amended to allow for longer “drinking up” time
  • Was in favour of bringing back capital punishment
  • In 2009 during the expenses scandal it was revealed he claimed £2,600 for driveway repairs even though he didn’t claim for his cars and they weren’t kept at the property
  • Argued in parliament for “Double Summertime” where the clocks go forward two hours instead of one

Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng <Constituency: Spelthorne
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 10,019 (2010), 14,152 (2015), 13,425 (2017) 18,393 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 6th February 2024

Known For:

  • Was a columnist at the Daily Telegraph
  • Worked for JPMorgan Chase and Hedge Fund Odey Asset Management
  • Has written several books about the British Empire and Margaret Thatcher
  • Called judges “biased” after they ruled Boris Johnson illegally prorogued parliament
  • Encouraged oil companies to continue drilling in the North Sea just after COP26
  • Supported Owen Paterson during his lobbying scandal
  • Became the first black Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2022
  • In 2022 presided over the disastrous un-funded mini-budget which saw sterling fall to its lowest ever level against the US Dollar. 40% of mortgage products were withdrawn from the market.
  • He was the second shortest serving Chancellor at 38 days. The shortest tenure being Iain Macleod who died a month after taking the position

Eleanor Laing

Eleanor Laing Constituency: Epping Forrest
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 5,252 (1997), 8,426 (2001), 14,358 (2005), 15,131 (2010), 17,978 (2015),18,243 (2017), 23,173 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • In 1998 sponsored lowering the homosexual age of to 16 in line with the heterosexual age of consent
  • Voted against the repeal of section 28 in 2003
  • Laing criticised a pregnant MP for leaving the chamber early to eat. She allegedly said to the MP not to use her pregnancy as an excuse for her behaviour
  • Stood for speaker to replace Bercow in 2019. She lost to Lindsey Hoyle and was made Deputy Speaker

Pauline Latham

Pauline Latham Constituency: Mid Derbyshire
First Elected: 2010
Majority: ≈4,000(2010), 11,292 (2010), 12,774 (2015),11,616 (2017), 15,385 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 9th March 2023

Known For:

  • Stood for MEP of East Midlands in 1999 but failed to be elected
  • Stood for Broxtowe in 2001 and came second
  • Said that other countries should look after refugee children as they “were not under threat of murder”
  • Supported Ester McVey in the 2019 Leadership Contest
  • Accused the National Trust of being “coloured by cultural Marxist dogma”

Angela Leadsom

Angela Leadsom Constituency: South Northamptonshire
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 26,416 (2015), 22,840 (2017), 27,761 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 24th May 2024

Known For:

  • Was one of five MPs to abstain from the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill by voting in both lobbies
  • Had received a series of donations totalling £70,000 to pay for printing and research costs for the company FSP over the course of three years. The company is owned by her brother in law
  • Said that being a mother meant that she was a better choice for Prime Minister than Theresa May, who has not been able to have children for health reasons

Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis Constituency: Great Yarmouth
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 17,663 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 14th March 2024

Known For:

  • Ran on a platform of pledging to be “completely open and honest” about his expenses following the 2009 MPs expenses scandal
  • In 2010–2011 Lewis claimed just over £15,000 in accommodation expenses and in 2011–12 and 2012–13 he claimed just under £21,500 for accommodation.
  • Claimed £37,000 for “research briefing and other parliamentary associated assistance” to a political campaign consultancy
  • Claimed £31,000 of hotel expenses over a two-year period
  • Rejected calls to increase fire safety regulations following the Grenfell fire
  • In 2018 was appointed Chairman of the Conservative party

Tim Loughton

Tim Loughton Constituency: East Worthing and Shoreham
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 5,098 (1997), 6,139 (2001), 8,183 (2005), 11,105 (2010), 14,949 (2015), 5,106 (2017), 7,474 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 13th April 2024

Known For:

  • Contested Sheffield Brightside in 1992 and finished second
  • Voted again same sex marriage and in may 2012 said “marriage was a religious institution that should remain between one man and one woman”, he was then dismissed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families during a reshuffle
  • Was investigated by Sussex police in 2013 after a complaint by a constituent over a reply to an email. The police did not file charges.
  • In 2015 Loughton had claimed the fourth highest expenses claim in the country
  • Loughton allegedly meditated in the bath for an hour every morning and put his water bills on his Parliamentary expenses
  • In 2018 voted to extend same sex marriage and abortion to Northern Ireland
  • in 2021 he was sanctioned by China for spreading “lies and disinformation” and was banned from entering China and Hing Kong

Craig Mackinlay

Craig Mackinlay Constituency: South Thanet
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 10,587 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 8th March 2024

Known For:

  • Was founding treasurer of UKIP, lost a leadership contest to Nigel Farage
  • Stood for UKIP in Totnes in 2001, and Gillingham in 2005. He did not win
  • Defected to the Conservatives in 2005

Theresa May

Theresa May Constituency: Maidenhead
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 11,981 (1997), 16,769 (2010) 18,846 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 8th March 2024

Known For:

  • In 1992 unsuccessfully ran for the North West Durham seat
  • In 1994 stood in the Barking by-election losing to Labour’s Margaret Hodge (who is also standing down)
  • Was in favour of Section 28 in 2001
  • Appointed the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2002
  • Appointed to Home Secretary in 2010 becoming the fourth woman to hold one of the “Great Offices Of State”
  • Cut the home office budget in 2010 which started the ball rolling on the reduction in police officers
  • Abolished the ASBO
  • Under her leadership the Home Office came up with the highly criticised “go home or face arrest” anti-migrant campaign
  • Became Prime Minister on the 13 of July 2016 becoming the second woman to hold the position
  • Resigned after failing on a number of occasions to get her Brexit deal through parliament

Stephen McPartland

Stephen McPartland Constituency: Stevenage
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 8,562 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 13th February 2023

Known For:

  • Was criticised in 2014 after Furniture Village, which employed McPartland as a non-executive director, stated in an advert that its latest sale “should help towards the bedroom tax”
  • Was again criticised in 2015 for earning over £80,000 per year for consultancy work
  • Allegedly lobbied against tighter regulation on limiting use of flammable material in furniture through his role as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group following the Grenfell fire
  • Was the only Conservative MP to vote against the Strikes bill calling it an attack on trade union members

Huw Merriman

Huw Merriman Constituency: Bexhill and Battle
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 20,075 (2015), 26,059 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • Stood for North East Derbyshire in 2010 and came second to Labour
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Bob Neill

Bob Neill Constituency: Bromley and Chislehurst
First Elected: 2006
Majority: 633 (2006), 10,891 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st February 2024

Known For:

  • Previously served on the London Assembly for Bexley and Bromley (2000-2008), and as the Leader of the London Assembly Conservative Party (2004-2006)
  • Stood against Nigel Farage in 2006
  • Was nicknamed “Three Jobs Bob” because of the number of outside jobs he apparently had
  • Was Knighted in 2020 for political service

Matthew Offord

Matthew Offord Constituency: Hendon
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 106 (2010), 4,230 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 3rd May 2024

Known For:

  • Stood for Barnsley East and Mexborough in 2001, coming third
  • Voted against the same-sex marriage act in 2013 saying that “marriage should only between a man and a woman and that it could eventually lead to the legalisation of polygamy.”
  • Supported Liz Truss in the 2022 Conservative Leadership Contest
  • In November 2023 voted against calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War

Mark Pawsey

Mark Pawsey Constituency: Rugby
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 6,000 (2010), 10,345 (2015), 8,212 (2017), 13,447 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 5th December 2022

Known For:

  • His father, Jim Pawsey, was MP for Rugby from 1979-83
  • In 2012, he spoke out against the same sex marriage act saying that it “may lead to lower levels of heterosexual people getting married”
  • Campaigned against measures the limit the tobacco industry
  • In 2017 said he would support repealing the ban on fox hunting

Mike Penning

Mike Penning Constituency: Hemel Hempstead
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 499 (2005), 13,406 (2010), 14,420 (2015), 9,445 (2017), 14,563 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 17th May 2022

Known For:

  • Joined the Grenadier Guards after leaving school and served several tours in Northern Ireland, then worked as a firefighter before becoming a political journalist
  • Stood for Thurrock in 2001 coming second
  • In 2021 he penned an early day motion stating that as we were out of the EU we should also withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest. He was the only signatory

Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy Constituency: Brigg and Goole
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 5,147 (2010), 11,176 (2015), 12,363 (2017), 21,941 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 8th November 2022

Known For:

  • Before joining parliament he was a Secondary School history teacher in the UK, US and Canada
  • Has voted with Labour against Conservative party lines on multiple occasions
  • In 2011 called for a referendum on bringing back the death penalty

Will Quince

Will Quince Constituency: Colchester
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 9,423 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 9th June 2023

Known For:

  • Stood for the Colchester seat in 2010, coming second
  • Was investigated by the Police in the campaign spending investigation in 2015. Their findings did not “meet the test for further action” but there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns
  • in 2016 Quince made a bet with a constituent and auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent, raising £1,000 for local charities
  • In 2017 he was warned by the UK data privacy regulator for sharing work passwords

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab Constituency: Esher and Walton
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 18,593 (2010), 28,616 (2015), 23,298 (2017), 2,743 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2023

Known For:

  • In 2009, before becoming an MP he said he did not support the Human Rights Act
  • Stood in the 2019 Conservative leadership contest but failed to obtain the minimum n umber of votes
  • Supported the decision to allow China’s Huawei to build part of UK’s 5G network
  • Deputised for Johnson while he was incapacitated with COVID-19
  • In 2021 Raab was criticised for not returning from holiday when the Afghan withdrawal started. He was accused of being on a beach instead of doing his job. Raab said the “sea was closed” so he couldn’t have been paddle-boarding as claimed.
  • Throwing tomatoes from a salad in a fit of rage at a member of staff who asked him to speak professionally to staff.
  • This followed 2 formal bullying allegations against him in 2022 which caused him to resign as justice secretary

John Redwood

John Redwood Constituency: Wokingham
First Elected: 1987
Majority: 25,709 (1992), 9,365 (1997), 13,492 (2010), 24,197 (2015), 18,798 (2017), 7,383 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • Was opposed to attempts to reduce the age of consent for homosexuality in both 1994 and 1999,
  • Voted to keep Section 28 in November 2003
  • Voted for the reintroduction of capital punishment in 1988, 1990 and 1994
  • Publicly argued with Greta Thunberg over the UK’s climate emissions on Twitter

Nicola Richards

Nicola Richards Constituency: West Bromwich East
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 1,593 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd March 2023

Known For:

  • Is a vocal supporter of Transgender rights hand has called for the government to reform the Gender Recognition Act
  • Resigned as a Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Ministry of Transport over Boris Johnson’s handling of the Chris Pincher Scandal
  • Endorsed Penny Mordaunt during the 2022 leadership contest. After Mordaunt was knocked out of the running, she backed Liz Truss

Paul Scully

Paul Scully Constituency: Sutton and Cheam
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 3,921 (2015), 12,698 (2017), 8,351 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 4th March 2024

Known For:

  • Was investigated by the Police in the campaign spending investigation in 2015. Their findings did not “meet the test for further action” but there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns
  • In 2021, Scully filibustered a bill which would outlaw the practice of sacking employees and hiring them back on worse terms and conditions, which resulted in the bill failing.
  • In 2023 Scully applied for, but failed to make the shortlist for the 2024 London mayoral election

Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma Constituency: Reading West
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 6,004 (2010), 6,650 (2015), 2,876 (2017), 4,117 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 26th September 2023

Known For:

  • Following the death of two cyclists, Sharma campaigned in 2014 for longer prison sentences for those convicted of death by dangerous driving
  • Campaigned to reduce the number of First Class carriages on the Great Western route between Reading and London
  • Was appointed as President of COP26 in 2021 and threatened to resign if the winning leadership candidate in the 2022 leadership content didn’t stick to the agreed net zero targets. He was reappointed by Truss but then removed from cabinet by Sunak.
  • Vocal supporter of Heathrow expansion and an increase in runways in the south of England in general

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith Constituency: Norwich North
First Elected: 2009
Majority: 7,348 (2009), 3,901 (2010), 4,463 (2015), 507 (2017), 4,738 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd November 2022

Known For:

  • Supported legislation of same-sex marriage
  • In August 2019, Smith was the victim of an anthrax scare in which she was sent a package of white powder.

Henry Smith

Henry Smith Constituency: Crawley
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 8,360 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st April 2023

Known For:

  • Stood for the Crawley seat in 2001 and 2005 coming second both times
  • In 2013 called Vladmir Putin “a tosser” on Twitter
  • Called MPs who criticised ending the virtual Parliament brought in during the pandemic “lazy” and “work shy socialists”
  • In November 2020 he voted against a second lockdown, voted against renewing the Coronavirus act in March 2021 and the 4 week lockdown extension in June 2021

Royston Smith

Royston Smith Constituency: Southampton Itchen
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 4,498 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 9th June 2023

Known For:

  • Was an engineer for RAF from 1980-1990 and an aeronautical engineer at London Heathrow and owned a bike shop
  • In April 2011, while Smith was visiting the submarine HMS Astute (S119) as part of the tour, a sailor started shooting, and killed an officer. Smith intervened and helped apprehend the sailor. He was awarded the George Medal for his actions

Gary Streeter

Gary Streeter Constituency: South West Devon
First Elected: 1992 (Plymouth Sutton), 1997 (South West Devon)
Majority: 21,430 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 25th November 2022

Known For:

  • Supported Ester McVey during the 2019 leadership contest, backing Sajid Javid when she was knocked out
  • Was Knighted in 2019
  • He was the 7th MP to call for the resignation of Liz Truss in 2022

Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart Constituency: Beckenham
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 17,784 (2010), 18,471 (2015), 15,087 (2017), 14,258 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 19th November 2023

Known For:

  • Served in the army straight out of school and served in Northern Ireland and Bosnia
  • Described a female journalist as “totty”
  • Called COVD-19 a “foul Chinese illness”
  • In 2021 was found to have breached the code of conduct by writing to the Lord Chief Justice to try to influence a judge over Charlie Elphike’s sentencing
  • 2023, Stewart was found guilty of a racially aggravated public order offence, fined £600, and ordered to pay costs, He surrendered the Conservative Party whip in the Commons but later successfully appealed his conviction.
  • Had the whip restored on the 24th May 2024

Edward Timpson

Edward Timpson Constituency: Eddisbury
First Elected: 2008 (Crew & Nantwich), 2019 (Eddisbury)
Majority: 18,433 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st February 2023

Known For:

  • Lost his seat in Crew & Nantwich in 2017 by 48 votes
  • Was appointed Solicitor General for England and Wales in 2022
  • Was the last QC appointed during Queen Elizabeth’s reign

Charles Walker

Charles Walker Constituency: Broxbourne
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 19,807 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st February 2022

Known For:

  • Beat Liz Truss to be the Conservative candidate for Broxbourne in 2005
  • One of 23 MPs to sign a vote of no confidence in speaker Michael Martin
  • In 2011, he made what is thought to be the shortest speech in Parliamentary history saying “If not now, when?”
  • Voted in favour of same sex marriage in 2013
  • Endorsed Penny Mordaunt during the 2022 leadership contest
  • in October 2022 he called Liz Truss’s ministry “a shambles and a disgrace… utterly appalling”

Robin Walker

Robin Walker Constituency: Worcester
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 2,982 (2010), 5,646 (2015), 2,508 (2017), 6,758 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 3rd March 2023

Known For:

  • Was one of a small group of Conservative MPs who rebelled from the party line and voted in favour of an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU
  • Received the Citizens Advice Parliamentarian of the Year Award earlier in the year, in recognition for his campaign for better regulation of pay day lenders

Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace Constituency: Wyre and Preston North
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 4,171 (2005), 15,844 (2010), 16,781 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 16th July 2023

Known For:

  • Commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1991 and served in Cyrus, Belize and Northern Ireland
  • Was involved in a controversial decision to allow Pen Farthing – who ran an animal sanctuary in Kabul – to evacuate 71 people and more than 100 animals from Kabul to the UK while Afghan interpreters who helped the UK during the war were left behind
  • He was the longest-serving Conservative Secretary of State for Defence on record

Jamie Wallis

Jamie Wallis Constituency: Bridgend
First Elected: 2019
Majority:1,157 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd October 2023

Known For:

  • Former director of a claims management company which was banned by the Ministry of Justice from taking on a any more employment claims in 2011 following an investigation into their conduct.
  • Trading Standards had received 499 complaints regarding companies linked to Wallis’s parent company. He threatened to take legal action over Trading Standards releasing information on the number of complaints under a freedom of information request. In 2022 Trading Standards said they had heard nothing more about the legal case
  • Wallis had been co-owner of a “Sugar Daddy” dating website aimed at students.
  • Since the 2019 election, Wallis has resigned from at least 7 directorships

Craig Whittaker

Craig Whittaker Constituency: Calder Valley
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 6,431 (2010), 4,427 (2015), 609 (2017), 5,774 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 21st March 2023

Known For:

  • Was one of 79 Conservative MPs who supported a 2011 rebel motion calling for a referendum on the EU
  • Was criticised in 2015 for sharing a Daily Mail headline on Twitter that read “Vote Labour? I’d rather trust Jimmy Savile to babysit”
  • Pro Leeds branch of HS2
  • In July 2020, he blamed BAME people for rising COVID-19 cases
  • Has argued against reform to gambling rules and criticised the Gambling Commission – after accepting over £11,000 worth of hospitality and payments from various betting companies

Nadhim Zahawi

Nadhim Zahawi Constituency: Stratford-on-Avon
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 11,346 (2010), 22,876 (2015), 20,958 (2017), 19,972 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 9th May 2024

Known For:

  • Forgetting to pay £3 million tax to HMRC
  • Co-founder of YouGov and was CEO from 2005 to 2010
  • Was a part-time chief strategy officer for an oil an gas company. He earned £1.3 million between 2015 and 2017
  • Had spent £25 million buying property around London for business and commercial use

Labour Party

Margaret Beckett

Margaret Beckett Constituency: Derby South
First Elected: 1974 (Lincoln), Derby South (1983)
Majority: 984 (1974), 6,019 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 25th March 2022

Known For:

  • Became acting leader of the Labour party in 1994 following John Smith’s death
  • Ran for Labour leader but finished behind Tony Blair and John Prescott
  • The first woman to hold the post of Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • Became leader of the House of Commons in 1998
  • First woman to hold the position of Foreign Secretary

Paul Blomfield

Paul Blomfield Constituency: Sheffield Central
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 17,309 (2010), 27,273 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 21st February 2022

Known For:

  • Being an outspoken advocate for assisted dying

Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw Constituency: Exeter
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 11,705 (1997), 10,403 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 3rd February 2022

Known For:

  • Being the second British MP who was openly gay
  • Voted for 2003 invasion of Iraq
  • In 2005 supported the detention of terror suspects without trial
  • In 2009 won Stonewall Politician of the Year Award in 2009 for his work to support equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan Constituency: Cardiff West
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 6,789 (2015), 12,551 (2017), 10,986 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th May 2024

Known For:

  • Called for Westminster to have “dress down” Thursdays
  • Was the first MP to win the British Computer Society’s (BCS) Social Media MP of the year award in 2010

Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown Constituency: West Ham
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 32,388 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 28th May 2024

Known For:

  • Was selected to contest the seat through an all-women shortlist
  • In 2011 she was criticised by campaigners for recruiting an unpaid intern whilst also supporting “a living wage for all”

Karen Buck

Karen Buck Constituency: Westminster North
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 11,512 (2017), 10,759 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 26th January 2024

Known For:

  • Was selected to stand from an all women shortlist
  • Voted in favour of the hunting ban
  • Voted in favour of same sex marriage
  • Previously a member of the CND and voted against replacing Trident
  • Also a member of Greenpeace and Amnesty International

Jon Cruddas

Jon Cruddas Constituency: Dagenham and Rainham
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 8,693 (2001), 2,630 (2010), 293 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st August 2022

Known For:

  • Stood for Deputy leader of the Labour party in 2006 although he said he didn’t want the position. He lost to Harriet Harman

John Cryer

John Cryer Constituency: Leyton and Wanstead
First Elected: 1997 (Hornchurch), 2010 (Leyton & Wanstead)
Majority:20,808 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th May 2024

Known For:

  • was one of only a small number of Labour MPs who campaigned and voted for the UK to leave the EU
  • Was one of 16 signatories of an open letter to Ed Miliband in January 2015 calling on the party to commit to oppose further austerity, take rail franchises back into public ownership and strengthen collective bargaining arrangements

Alex Cunningham

Alex Cunningham Constituency: Stockton North
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 1,027 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 25th November 2021

Known For:

  • Backed David Miliband in the 2010 leadership contest
  • Accused James Cleverly of calling Stockton North a “shithole”

Wayne David

Wayne David Constituency: Caerphilly
First Elected: 1989 (MEP for South Wales Central), 2001 (Caerphilly)
Majority: 15,359 (2005), 10,755 (2010), 10,073 (2015), 12,078 (2017), 6,833 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 11th February 2022

Known For:

  • Former history teacher
  • Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party from 1994-1998

Julie Elliott

Julie Elliott Constituency: Sunderland Central
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 20,959 (2015), 25,056 (2017), 2,964 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 28th May 2024

Known For:

  • Has been a member of the Labour party since 1984
  • Has consistently voted in favour of the removal of hereditary peers from the House of Lords

Natalie Elphicke

Natalie Elphicke Constituency: Dover
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 12,278 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 8th May 2024

Known For:

  • Succeeded her husband (Charlie Elphicke) as MP after he was charged and later convicted of sexual assault
  • Defected to Labour on the 8th of May due to Rishi Sunak’s “Broken promises”

Colleen Fletcher

Colleen Fletcher Constituency: Coventry North East
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 11,775 (2015), 7,692 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 5th September 2022
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Known For:

  • Pro EU and in favour of a “Norway-Plus” model for a customs union

Yvonne Fovargue

Yvonne Fovargue Constituency: Makerfield
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 4,740 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd May 20204

Known For:

  • Appointed as a whip in 2011
  • Was shadow transport minister 2011
  • Was a shadow defence minister in 2015

Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood Constituency: Wirral West
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 3,003 (2015)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2023

Known For:

  • Former teacher, web consultant and founder member of Defend our NHS
  • Unseated Ester McVey in 2015
  • Voted against the 2020 against the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, which would authorise some undercover police officers and government officials to commit criminal offences

Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman Constituency: Camberwell and Peckham
First Elected: 1982
Standing Down Date: 7th December 2021
Majority: 33,780 (2019)

Known For:

  • Is a qualified solicitor
  • Was the first ever Minister for Women
  • Was the first female solicitor general
  • Initially supported the Iraq war but said she wouldn’t have done so if she had known about the lack of concrete evidence of weapons of mass destruction
  • Failed to disclose some campaign donations and was investigated by the electoral commission
  • Had her blog hacked by Conservative MP Kemi Badenoch who changed the blog to state Harman had joined the Conservative party

Margaret Hodge

Margaret Hodge Constituency: Barking
First Elected: 1994
Majority: 21,608 (2017), 15,427 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 2nd December 2021

Known For:

  • Criticised The Proms for not being inclusive enough but praised Coronation Street
  • Held several ministerial positions including Universities, Education & Skills, State for Work and Disabled People
  • Called for British born people to have priority over immigrants for council housing and was praised by the BNP for the comments

George Howarth

George Howarth Constituency: Knowsley
First Elected: 1986
Majority: 6,724 (1986) 39,942 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 5th June 2023

Known For:

  • In 2017 he received 85% of the vote, one of the greatest majorities for a British MP since the advent of universal suffrage
  • Helped enact the modern postal voting system enacted in 2001
  • Was Knighted in 2019

Kevan Jones

Kevan Jones Constituency: North Durham
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 13,644 (2015), 12,939 (2017), 4,742 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • Jones publicly apologised to Joanna Lumley in March 2010 after he had accused her of “deathly silence” over misleading advice being given to some Gurkhas/li>

Barbara Keeley

Barbara Keeley Constituency: Worsley and Eccles South
First Elected: 2005
Majority:3,219 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th May 2024

Known For:

  • Was elected as a Labour councillor on Trafford Council in 1995
  • In 2007 Keeley was appointed as PPS to Harriet Harman as Secretary of State for Women and Equality
  • Resigned from Corbyn’s frontbench team following the EU referendum in 2016

Mark Logan

Mark Logan Constituency: Bolton North East
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 378 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 30th May 2024

Known For:

  • In 2017 contested East Antrim for the Conservative Party. He came sixth
  • Was a PPS to the Northern Ireland Office but resigned over Boris Johnson’s conduct in the Chris Pincher scandal
  • On 30 May 2024 he announced he planned to vote for the Labour Party, citing ideological differences with the Tories

Holly Lynch

Holly Lynch Constituency: Halifax
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 428 (2015), 5,376 (2017), 2,569 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • In 2018 led the Protect the Protectors campaign to secure harsher sentences for people convicted of assaulting emergency service workers and sponsored the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

Steve McCabe

Steve McCabe Constituency: Birmingham Selly Oak
First Elected: 1997 (Birmingham Hall Green), 2010 (Birmingham Selly Oak)
Majority: 3,482 (2010), 8,447 (2015), 15,207 (2017), 12,414 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 28th May 2024

Known For:

  • Called for a referendum on EU membership in 2013
  • In 2022, McCabe announced his support for sanctions against Iran to “curb their nuclear ambitions”
  • Due to his statements in Parliament and his role as chair of the Labour Friends of Israel, Palestine Solidarity campaign (PSC) and the local group Palestine Solidarity Selly Oak have organised protests outside his surgeries, calling on him to engage with constituents’ views effectively or resign

Ian Mearns

Ian Mearns Constituency: Gateshead
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 7,200 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 13th February 2024

Known For:

  • Was one of 11 Labour MPs threatened with losing the party whip after they signed a statement by the Stop the War Coalition

Dan Poulter

Dan Poulter Constituency: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 20,144. (2015), 17,185 (2017), 23,391 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th April 2024

Known For:

  • Is a psychiatrist but announced he would resign from the British Medical Association in 2012 after they announced strike action
  • Was initially elected as a Conservative but defected to Labour in April 2024

Christina Rees

Christina Rees Constituency: Neath
First Elected: 2015
Majority: ≈10,000 (2017), 5,637 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 1st February 2024

Known For:

  • Was suspended from Labour in 2022 following allegations of bullying. She sat as an independent until she had the whip restored in February 2024. She announced she was standing down the same day.

Virendra Sharma

Virendra Sharma Constituency: Ealing Southall
First Elected: 2007
Majority: 9,291 (2010), 18,760 (2015), 22,090 (2017), 16,084 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th May 2024

Known For:

  • Resigned from a PPS post in January 2009 over plans to build a third runway at Heathrow
  • In 2016 announced he’s now in favour of expanding Heathrow
  • In 2019 lost a vote of no-confidence at his Constituency Labour Party but was still elected at the General Election

Barry Sheerman

Barry Sheerman Constituency: Huddersfield
First Elected: 1979
Majority: 4,936 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 5th December 2021

Known For:

  • In June 2015, Sheerman caused controversy when he argued that lowering the voting age to 16, by reducing childhood, might raise the risk of sexual abuse.

John Spellar

John Spellar Constituency: Warley
First Elected: 982 Birmingham Northfield (1982-83), 1992 (Warley West)
Majority:11,511 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th May 2024

Known For:

  • Lost in the 1983 general election to the conservative candidate
  • Became Minister of State for the Armed Forces in 1999
  • Was appointed as a member of the UK parliament delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2017

Sam Tarry

Sam Tarry Constituency: Ilford South
First Elected: 2019
Majority: 24,101 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 7th June 2024

Known For:

  • Chair of young Labour from 2009-2011
  • Was investigated by police for electoral fraud while he was a Labour Party councillor for Chadwell Heath ward for living in his home in Brighton rather than where his council seat was based. He was cleared as he had a second home where his council seat was.
  • His 2019 was in part run by Momentum
  • In the summer of 2022 journalists began reporting that Tarry was “in a relationship” with Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner, which the pair have neither confirmed nor denied

Alan Whitehead

Alan Whitehead Constituency: Southampton Test
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 13,684 (1997), 11,508 (2017), 6,213 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 14th January 2022

Known For:

  • Played as goalkeeper in a charity match against the Portuguese Parliament in 2006
  • Voted against the Iraq war in 2006
  • Voted against party lines and voted against renewing Trident in 2009

Rosie Winterton

Rosie Winterton Constituency: Doncaster Central
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 2,278 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 27th February 2022

Known For:

  • Presided over the introduction of the new NHS dental contract of April 2006
  • Was Labour chief whip from 2010-2016

SNP

Mhairi Black

Mhairi Black Constituency: Paisley and Renfrewshire South
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 10,679 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 4th July 2023

Known For:

  • Deputy leader of the SNP since 2022
  • Became a member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South in the 2015 general election while still a final year undergraduate student at the University of Glasgow. Since the Electoral Administration Act 2006 reduced the age of candidacy from 21 to 18 years, Black is the first person to be elected under its provisions
  • IN 2015 she commented that the practice of making MPs vote in person, instead of electronically, was “outdated and wasted time”

Ian Blackford

Ian Blackford Constituency: Ross, Skye and Lochaber
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 5,124 (2015), 9,443 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 6th June 2023

Known For:

  • Former analyst at NatWest
  • Stood as SNP candidate for Ayr in 1997 but came third
  • Also stood as SNP for Paisley in 1997 and again didn’t win
  • Was a critic of SNP leader Alex Salmond and as a result was removed as SNP treasurer in 2000 via a vote of no confidence

Douglas Chapman

Douglas Chapman Constituency: Dunfermline and West Fife
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 844 (2017), 10,669 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 26th June 2025

Known For:

  • Stood for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in 2010 but lost to Gordon Brown

Angela Crawley

Angela Crawley Constituency: Lanark and Hamilton East
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 5,187 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd June 2023

Known For:

  • In 2017, Crawley was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her work in Parliament
  • Has prioritised campaigning on LGBTQ+ Equality in Parliament
  • Launched a campaign for paid miscarriage leave in the UK

Patrick Grady

Patrick Grady Constituency: Glasgow North
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 5,601 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 7th November 2023

Known For:

  • Joined the SNP at the age of 17
  • In 2022 the Commissioner for Standards concluded Grady had breached sexual misconduct policy upholding a complaint that he had made “an unwanted sexual advance” to a junior member of staff

Peter Grant

Peter Grant Constituency: Glenrothes
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 11,757 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd June 2023

Known For:

  • In 2016 he equated campaigners for leaving the European Union, to the extreme right

Stewart Hosie

Stewart Hosie Constituency: Dundee East
First Elected: 2005
Majority: 13,375 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 28th June 2023

Known For:

  • Missed a vote on the Bedroom along with most SNP MPs despite being against the legislation

John McNally

John McNally Constituency: Falkirk
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 19,701 (2015), 4,923 (2017), 14,948 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 10th July 2023

Known For:

  • In 2015 received the highest number of votes polled for any SNP candidate in any election in the history of the party
  • Is the Chair of the Hair All-party Parliamentary Group on the Hair Industry

Philippa Whitford

Philippa Whitford Constituency: Central Ayrshire
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 13,589 (2015), 5,304 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 18th July 2023

Known For:

  • In 2021 she compared Scotland’s position as part of the United Kingdom to a woman “locked” in a room and who had had her cheque book “taken away”

Independent

Lucy Allan

Lucy Allan Constituency: Telford
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 10,941 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 15th June 2023
UPDATE 27th May 2024: Suspended from the Conservative Party after endorsing the Reform candidate standing in her constituency

Known For:

  • Prior to becoming and MP, Allan worked for Scottish American Investment Company (SAINTS). She was suspended in 2003 over alleged plagiarism in statements issued by SAINTS. She was made redundant a year later
  • In 2015 she was accused of bullying staff after leaving several voicemail messages on a sick employee’s phone threatening to sack them. In 2016 She denied her actions amounted to bullying but admitted leaving the voicemails was “stupid”.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt Constituency: Reigate
First Elected: 1997
Majority: 18,310 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 2nd May 2022

Known For:

  • In 2022 issued a statement in defence of Ahmad Khan who had been found guilty of a child sex offence and later described Ahmad Khan’s conviction as a “serious miscarriage of justice”
  • In October 2023, he was arrested on suspicion of rape and possession of controlled substances, and released on conditional bail. He had the Conservative whip removed and sat as an Independent. The case is still ongoing.

Nick Brown

Nick Brown Constituency: Newcastle upon Tyne East
First Elected: 1983
Majority: 15,463 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 12th December 2023

Known For:

  • In 2009, Brown was appointed to investigate the legitimacy of expense claims by Labour MPs between 2004 and 2008. According to The Daily Telegraph in this period Brown himself claimed a total of £87,708 for his constituency home. Brown’s mortgage interest repayments for 2007–8 totalled £6,600, but he also claimed a total of £23,068, just £15 below the maximum allowable amount for the year. The claim included £4,800 for food – the maximum allowable amount – £2,880 for repairs and insurance, £2,880 for services, £897.65 for cleaning, £1,640 for phones and £1,810 for utilities.

Geraint Davies

Geraint Davies Constituency: Swansea West
First Elected: 1997 (Croydon Central – Labour), 2010 (Swansea West)
Majority: 504 (2010), 7,036 (2015), 10,598 (2017), 8,116 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 28th May 2024

Known For:

  • In 2004, he was involved in a high-profile campaign for the release of British detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay
  • At the 2005 general election, Davies lost his seat in Croydon Central
  • On 1 June 2023, Davies was suspended from the Labour Party after five women accused him of sexual harassment. He had the Labour Whip removed and stood as an Independent but stated due to his suspension he was “unable” to stand as a Labour MP so would be dropping out

Jeffrey Donaldson

Jeffrey Donaldson Constituency: Lagan Valley
First Elected: 2003
Majority: 6,499 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 22nd May 2024

Known For:

  • Represented South Down at the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1985
  • On the negotiating team for the Good Friday Agreement
  • On 29 March 2024, Donaldson resigned as DUP leader after being charged with rape and other historical sexual allegations

Conor McGinn

Conor McGinn Constituency: St Helens North
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 17,291 (2015), 18,406 (2017), 12,209 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 5th May 2023

Known For:

  • Was chair of the Labour Party Irish Society until 2012
  • Supported Andy Burnham’s bid for Labour leader in 2015
  • In December 2022 McGinn was suspended by the Labour Party following an unspecified complaint. He left the party in order to withdraw from the process in October 2023

Mark Menzies

Mark Menzies Constituency: Fylde
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 16,611 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 21st April 2024

Known For:

  • In 2014 The Mirror claimed that Menzies had paid a Brazilian male escort for sex and drugs
  • In 2024 it was reported as being under investigation by the Conservative Party for the alleged misuse of £14.000 of campaign funds by using donations for private medical expenses. He resigned the whip while investigations took place
  • In 2024 a further £6,500 was paid by his office manager to people Menzies met on an online dating site who, he said, had locked him into a flat

William Wragg

William Wragg Constituency: Hazel Grove
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 6,552 (2015), 5,514 (2017), 4,423 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd November 2022

Known For:

  • Was investigated by the Police in the campaign spending investigation in 2016. He was interviewed under police caution and the case was passed to the CPS who decided not to pursue charges
  • Opposed to December 2020 lockdown and was a member of the lockdown sceptic “COVID Recovery Group”
  • In April 2024, Wragg admitted to providing the contact details of several other Conservative MPs to a blackmailer after being the victim of a honeytrap on the dating app Grindr. He resigned the party whip to become an Independent.

Sinn Féin

Mickey Brady

Mickey Brady Constituency: Newry and Armagh
First Elected: 2015
Majority: 9,287 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 19th February 2024

Known For:

  • Had bomb and death threats against him in 2015

Michelle Gildernew

Michelle Gildernew Constituency: Fermanagh and South Tyrone
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 57 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 23rd May 2024

Known For:

  • Travelled around Europe and the US after graduating university. Worked in Australia for a year
  • Was considered as a candidate in the 2011 Irish presidential election but lost the nomination to Martin McGuinness

Francie Molloy

Francie Molloy Constituency: Mid Ulster
First Elected: 2013
Majority: 9,537 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 13th February 2024

Known For:

  • First stood in 1982 finishing 5th
  • Also stood unsuccessfully in 1994’s European Parliamentary Election

Green Party

Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas Constituency: Brighton Pavilion
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 7,967 (2015), 14,689 (2017), 19,940 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 8th June 2023

Known For:

  • Joined the Green Party in 1986
  • Was MEP for South East England from 199-2010
  • Was the first Green Party MP and first woman to be elected as MP for Brighton

Plaid Cymru

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards Constituency: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
First Elected: 2010
Majority: 1,809 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 28th May 2024

Known For:

  • He was arrested on suspicion of assault in 2020 and accepted a caution for domestic violence against his wife
  • Sat as an Independent MP after the party’s disciplinary panel suspended him for 12 months initially
  • Had the Plaid Cymru whip restored in July 2022
  • In January 2023 Edwards claimed there was a “groundswell of support” in his constituency for him to stand for re-election come the next UK General Election

Hywel Williams

Hywel Williams Constituency: Arfon
First Elected: 2001
Majority: 3,511 (2001), 5,209 (2005), 1,455 (2010), 3,668 (2015), 2017 (92), 2,781 (2019)
Standing Down Date: 11th November 2022

Known For:

  • Worked as a social worker and then a freelance lecturer
  • Leader of Plaid Cymru 2015-2017

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