Amber Rudd announces she will not stand in forthcoming general election

Former Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has become the latest senior parliamentarian to announce she will not stand in the forthcoming general election.

The Hastings and Rye MP, who had a majority of just 346 at the last election, resigned from the cabinet and surrendered the Tory whip over Brexit in September.

She announced that she would stand down as an MP in an interview with the Evening Standard on Wednesday.

But she said: "I'm not finished with politics, I'm just not standing at this election."

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