Nicky Morgan joins list of MPs stepping down
Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced she will not stand in the forthcoming general election.
She has represented Loughborough for the Conservatives since 2010 and was previously education secretary.
In a post on Twitter, she said: "For the first time in 18 years I won't be a candidate in the next General Election. I've loved being #Loughborough's voice in Westminster since 2010 & being DCMS Secretary – & I look forward to supporting the PM, Government, Conservative Party and my successor in the future."
Earlier on Wednesday, Tory former de-facto deputy prime minister Sir David Lidington and his former Cabinet colleague Amber Rudd said they too would stand down as MPs ahead of the poll in December.