Jack Straw to stand down as MP

The Labour MP Jack Straw - a former Foreign and Home Secretary - has announced he's standing down at the next general election.

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Will Straw tweets of 'pride' for dad Jack

Jack Straw's son, who is embarking on his own career in politics, has posted a tribute to his father on Twitter:

The junior Mr Straw is hoping to be elected for Labour in the Lancashire constituency of Rossendale and Darwen, which neighbours his father's soon-to-be-vacant seat of Blackburn.

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