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Janner recently requested leave of absence from Lords

Lord Janner, the former Leicester West MP who has been ruled too unwell to face child abuse charges, signed a letter requesting a leave of absence earlier this month, a House of Lords spokesman has confirmed.

Greville Janner's signature appeared on the document dated 9th April, seven days before the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced it was not going to pursue the case against him because of the "severity" of his illness.

Lord Greville Janner Credit: Peter Jordan/PA Wire

Lord Janner's letter requesting a leave of absence - which has been released to the Press Association - was addressed to David Beamish, the clerk of the parliaments, a House of Lords spokesman said.

A spokesman for the House of Lords said the signature matched previous examples from the peer and there was no reason to believe that it was signed by someone else.

The letter stated: "I am writing to request leave of absence from the House of Lords for the duration of the 2015 Parliament. I understand that this will take effect on the next sitting day."

General election: Newark household backing all parties

The home was spotted by the Conservative candidate Robert Jenrick Credit: @RobertJenrick/Twitter

The upcoming election is one of the most unpredictable in modern times and no place represents it better than this house in Newark.

The home has stickers asking voters to choose Labour, Conservative, UKIP, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

It was spotted and tweeted by the Conservative candidate for Newark, Robert Jenrick.

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