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Peter Hain announces decision to stand down as MP

Peter Hain has announced he will stand down as a Labour MP at the general election.

The former Cabinet minister said he had "decided to draw stumps" on his Commons career following a series of discussions with Ed Miliband.

Mr Hain, who was one of the Labour leader's earliest backers in the battle for the party's top job, indicated that he may take on a new role away from Westminster.