It is with great sadness that I'm announcing today that I will not be standing at the next general election in 2015 http://t.co/0Q949wtHGb
Due to changing personal circumstances I cannot combine the level of dedication needed for Thanet, with my growing personal responsibilities
This is very difficult decision and I want to thank my colleagues, both in Thanet and Parl, who I've worked with to get the best for Thanet
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So how hot is it across Wales? Well official weather temperatures show we're basking in summer conditions not seen for ten years.
The Met Office has today issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert for the South East Region