Esther McVey has been selected as the Conservative party candidate in the Tatton constituency in Cheshire after the former Chancellor George Osborne announced he will not seek re-election on June 8th.
He announced he will quit in order to concentrate on his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. Mr Osborne takes up the post next month.
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A new job for the Cheshire MP and former Chancellor George Osborne is proving controversial.
His appointment as editor of the London Evening Standard has surprised, even shocked. Labour said it was an insult to his constituents.
Mr Osborne says he will remain in parliament and continue to serve the people of Tatton.
Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue reports:
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Confidence in the government's flagship Northern Powerhouse has dropped sharply since Brexit. Exclusive research from Ipsos MORI suggests people in the North West are not convinced the plans to better balance the domination of London are actually working.
But ahead of tomorrow's autumn statement, former Chancellor George Osborne has told us 'it won't happen overnight' and 'if we don't try we'll never succeed'.
Our political correspondent Joe Pike has the story: