Shaun Woodward will step down as the Labour MP for St Helens South ahead of the next general election in 2015.
Woodward has been an MP in the town since 2001.
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A quiet but rather cloudy start to the week. More unsettled from later on wednesday with stronger winds and frequent showers
Crowds gather ahead of the Three Queens celebrations in Liverpool for the 175th anniversary of the Cunard shipping line.