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Former shadow Treasury minister Rob Marris will not contest his seat

Rob Marris has represented Wolverhampton South West for 11 years. Photo: PA

A second Midlands Labour MP has announced they will not contest their seat in the General Election.

Rob Marris, former shadow Treasury minister, has decided to stand down after 'much soul-searching'.

He has represented Wolverhampton South West for 11 years, first holding the seat from 2001 until 2010.

He was returned at the 2015 general election with a slim majority of 801, after the seat was held by the Conservatives, between 2010 and March 2015.

At my age and after 11 years in Parliament, I have decided that it is time to step down and support a new Labour candidate for the city. As a proud Wulfrunian, it has been a privilege to serve the people of Wolverhampton as a Labour Member of Parliament.

– Rob Marris, MP

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