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Rutland and Melton MP stands down at 'own request'

The MP for Rutland and Melton is standing down at his own request Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

The Rutland & Melton MP Alan Duncan has released a statement to say he is standing down from the government as his own request.

He said: "I have been privileged to spend four years as Minister for International Development, which has been one of the most fulfilling responsibilities I have assumed in my life.

"I am proud to have contributed to Britain's role in the world, but am now looking forward to weighing in behind the government's domestic efforts to restore the UK's economic fortunes."

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