Full list of London MPs standing down in General Election 2024 as record number make call

Harriet Harman london mp stepping down general election 2024
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Dozens of MPs have announced they will be stepping down after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a general election. Voters will get the chance to choose their next local MP on Thursday, July 4, and ultimately, who forms the Government for the next Parliament.

The latter was suspended yesterday (May 24) before it is formally shut down on Thursday, May 30. And ahead of the official five-week campaign, an influx of political figures have already announced that they will not be standing for election.

So far, more than 120 MPs have said they will not continue in their roles. Among them are almost 80 Conservative MPs, a number surpassing the post-war record of 72 Tories who stood down before the 1997 election.

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Dame Margaret Hodge london mp stepping down general election 2024
Dame Margaret Hodge has been Labour MP for Barking since 1994 -Credit:Getty Images - Ian Vogler/Pool

The most high-profile of the Conservative MPs leaving their seats is long-serving minister Michael Gove. First elected MP for Surrey Heath in 2005, he had a majority of 18,349 at the last general election.

But his seat is now a key Liberal Democrat target. Veteran MP Dame Andrea Leadsom has also announced she is stepping down.

She has served in government since 2014, reaching the cabinet in 2016 when Theresa May appointed her environment secretary, and is currently Minister for Public Health, Start for Life and Primary Care. Both her and Michael Gove join former prime minister Theresa May, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock, Ben Wallace, Nadhim Zahawi and John Redwood in stepping down ahead of July 4.

In London, 10 MPs have chosen not to return to their functions, including some of the capital's longest-serving representatives. Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking, is one of them.

She has been a MP continually since 1994, and won with a majority of 15,427 at the last general election. Harriet Harman, Labour MP for Camberwell & Peckham, will also be stepping down this year.

She was MP for Peckham from 1982 to 1997, and has been MP for Camberwell & Peckham since 1997. She had a majority of 33,780 at the last general election.

Here's the full list of all London MPs standing down at the 2024 General Election:

  • Nickie Aiken, Cities of London & Westminster (MP since 2019; majority 3,953)

  • Sir David Evennett, Bexleyheath & Crayford (MP since 2005; majority 13,103)

  • Mike Freer, Finchley & Golders Green (MP since 2010; majority 6,562)

  • Harriet Harman, Camberwell & Peckham (previously MP for Peckham 1982-97, then Camberwell & Peckham since 1997; majority 33,780)

  • Stephen Hammond, Wimbledon (MP since 2005; majority 628)

  • Sir Bob Neill, Bromley & Chislehurst (MP since 2006; majority 10,891)

  • Paul Scully, Sutton & Cheam (MP since 2015; majority 8,351)

  • Bob Stewart, Beckenham (MP since 2010; majority 14,258)

  • Karen Buck, Westminster North (previously MP for Regent’s Park & Kensington North 1997-2010, then Westminster North since 2010; majority 10,759)

  • Dame Margaret Hodge, Barking (MP since 1994; majority 15,427)

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