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There was a mixed reaction on the streets of Corby to the news that Conservative MP Louise Mensch is stepping down.
While some residents said it was a "sad loss," others claimed Mensch was hardly seen in her Corby and East Northamptonshire constituency.
"We never see her basically," one said. "The only time we saw her was in the papers or on the news."
After news that Louise Mensch is to resign as MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, Boris Johnson is quizzed on whether he'd consider standing in the byelection.
Andy Sawford, Labour's Prospective ParliamentaryCandidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire has said that Louise Mensch was "obviously struggling to balance being MP with her family and business commitments."
Political journalist has tweeted that the Mayor of London will not be aiming to become an MP after Louise Mensch's resignation:
As Louise Mensch announces that she is to leave her position as an MP to spend more time with her family, here she is earlier on this year telling James Murdoch she has to leave the the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee early to pick up her children.
An adviser to Education Secretary Michael Gove, Sam Freedman and Fiona Millar, a former aide to Cherie Blair, have taken to Twitter to debate the problems with balancing a political and family life after MP Louise Mensch quit citing family responsibilities:
Jemima Khan has tweeted her support for Louise Mensch in choosing to resign as an MP for her family:
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Tory Louise Mensch has announced she is to stand down as MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire.