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Luciana Berger to leave Liverpool for London

Credit: PA

The former Labour MP Luciana Berger will relocate to London, leaving her Liverpool constituency, and stand for election in the capital.

Ms Berger says the decision has been made to "best navigate" work and raising her young family. In a statement, she says she is "immensely proud" of Liverpool and "grateful" for the support she has received in the city.

She will remain in her Liverpool Wavertree seat until the next General Election, but then become the Liberal Democrat candidate in Finchley and Golders Green.

Luciana Berger with Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson. Credit: PA

"Liverpool has been my home since 2010. I met my husband in Liverpool and our two children were born here. During the challenges I have experienced over the past eighteen months, I have been so grateful for the support I have received from the people of Liverpool. I am immensely proud of the city and representing my constituents remains a huge privilege.

Balancing personal and professional responsibilities is complicated for everyone. As a family, we have had to make a decision about how best to navigate our work and raise our young children. After a great deal of thought, we have decided that after the next election - whenever that may be - we will relocate full time to London. I will be standing as the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Finchley and Golders Green at the next general election.

I will - as I always have done - represent the people of Liverpool Wavertree to the very best of my ability. I will continue to be available as I always have, during the week and through the weekend."

– Luciana Berger MP