MP Brian Binley to stand down

Northampton MP Brian Binley has announced he will be stepping down at the next election. Mr Binley, who revealed he was battling cancer earlier this year, said the decision was not linked to the illness and he is now in remission.

Northampton MP Brian Binley to stand down

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Brian Binley MP held a news conference this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton MP Brian Binley has announced he will be stepping down at the next election.

The politician, who revealed he was battling cancer earlier this year, said the decision was not linked to the illness and he is now in remission.

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Brian Binley told the news conference "I'm not being pushed" Credit: ITV News Anglia

But he said at the age of 73, and after nearly 10 years representing the Northampton South constituency, it was time for him to step aside.

Asked about recent speculation that he might join UKIP he said "I will remain Conservative till my dying day".

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