“It has been a privilege to serve as MP for South Suffolk since 1983. I will continue to work for all my constituents until the General Election next year.
“I am immensely grateful to all those Conservative Party members who voted for me to continue as their MP. I now ask them all to campaign for my successor with the same loyalty and dedication they have shown to me.
“I will give my full and unqualified support to whoever is chosen as the candidate here in South Suffolk. I wish him or her every success.”
“The South Suffolk Conservative Association have voted not to re-adopt Tim Yeo MP as their candidate for the next General Election. Selection for the South Suffolk constituency will be opened in due course.”
The ousted Suffolk MP Tim Yeo says the Tories are doomed to lose the 2015 election if David Cameron gives in to Eurosceptic "obsessives".
Former minister Tim Yeo has lost his battle to be re-selected as the Tory candidate in South Suffolk.