Is my MP standing down? Full list of current MPs quitting their seats ahead of General Election

23 May 2024, 13:22 | Updated: 24 May 2024, 21:41

L-R: Dominic Raab, Theresa May, Matt Hancock, Margaret Beckett, Graham Bradey, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Caroline Lucas
L-R: Dominic Raab, Theresa May, Matt Hancock, Margaret Beckett, Graham Bradey, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Caroline Lucas. Picture: Alamy

By Christian Oliver

More than 100 MPs are throwing in the towel and standing down ahead of the next General Election - including a former prime minister, cabinet ministers, and some of the longest-serving members.

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The vast majority of MPs calling it a day are Conservative Party members - more than at any point since the 1997 election which culminated in a Labour landslide.

Many Conservatives had reportedly been intending to stagger their resignations over the coming weeks and months ahead of an expected autumn election. But many are now expected to hand in their resignation letters to depart the Commons with the electorate coming to the polls in just six weeks.

Some of the most well know faces departing frontline politics include former Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman, the first female British Foreign Secretary Dame Margaret Beckett, and long-serving Green MP Caroline Lucas, and former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Here, LBC has completed a full list of MPs standing down ahead of the next General Election.

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The Palace of Westminster. Picture: Alamy

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Conservative Party

  • Mike Penning: Hemel Hempstead
  • Sajid Javid: Bromsgrove
  • Charles Walker: Broxbourne
  • Dehenna Davison: Bishop Auckland
  • Gary Streeter: South West Devon
  • Adam Afriyie: Windsor
  • Chloe Smith: Norwich North
  • Andrew Percy: Brigg and Goole
  • Douglas Ross: Moray
  • Mark Pawsey: Rugby
  • George Eustice: Camborne and Redruth
  • Edward Timpson: Eddisbury
  • Jo Gideon: Stoke-on-Trent Central
  • Paul Beresford: Mole Valley
  • Stephen McPartland: Stevenage
  • Robin Walker: Worcester
  • Sir Graham Brady: Altrincham and Sale West
  • Pauline Latham: Mid Derbyshire
  • Nicola Richards: West Bromwich East
  • Stuart Anderson: Wolverhampton South West
  • Gordon Henderson: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
  • Craig Whittaker: Calder Valley
  • Henry Smith: Crawley
  • John Howell: Henley
  • Jonathan Djanogly: Huntingdon
  • Matthew Offord: Hendon
  • Alister Jack: Dumfries and Galloway
  • Robert Goodwill: Scarborough and Whitby
  • Richard Bacon: South Norfolk
  • Dominic Raab: Esher and Walton
  • Philip Dunne: Ludlow
  • Will Quince: Colchester
  • Royston Smith: Southampton Itchen
  • Bill Cash: Stone
  • Lucy Allan: Telford
  • Steve Brine: Winchester
  • Trudy Harrison: Copeland
  • Nickie Aiken: Cities of London and Westminster
  • Stuart Andrew: Pudsey
  • John Baron: Basildon and Billericay
  • Lisa Cameron: East Kilbride
  • Andy Carter: Warrington South
  • Chris Clarkson: Heywood and Middleton
  • Dame Tracey Crouch: Chatham and Aylesford
  • Sir James Duddridge: Rochford and Southend East
  • Mike Freer: Finchley and Golders Green
  • Nick Gibb: Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
  • Chris Grayling: Epsom and Ewell
  • Robert Halfon: Harlow
  • Stephen Hammond: Wimbledon
  • Oliver Heald: North East Hertfordshire
  • James Heappey: Wells
  • David Jones: Clwyd West
  • Greg Knight: East Yorkshire
  • Kwasi Kwarteng: Spelthorne
  • Brandon Lewis,: Great Yarmouth
  • Tim Loughton: East Worthing and Shoreham
  • Theresa May: Maidenhead
  • Dr Kieran Mullan: Crewe and Nantwich
  • Sir Robert Neill: Bromley and Chislehurst
  • Paul Scully: Sutton and Cheam
  • Alok Sharma: Reading West
  • Ben Wallace: Wyre and Preston North
  • Dr Jamie Wallis: Bridgend
  • Nadhim Zahawi: Stratford-on-Avon
  • Chris Heaton-Harris: Daventry
  • Jo Churchill: Bury St Edmunds
  • Dame Eleanor Laing: Epping Forest
  • Huw Merriman: Bexhill and Battle
  • Andrea Leadsom: Northamptonshire
  • Michael Gove: Surrey Heath
  • Sir David Evennett: Bexleyheath and Crayford
  • Craig Mackinlay: South Thanet
  • Greg Clark: Tunbridge Wells
  • Sir John Redwood: Wokingham

Labour Party

  • Alex Cunningham: Stockton North
  • Margaret Hodge: Barking
  • Barry Sheerman: Huddersfield
  • Harriet Harman: Camberwell and Peckham
  • Alan Whitehead: Southampton Test
  • Ben Bradshaw: Exeter
  • Wayne David: Caerphilly
  • Paul Blomfield: Sheffield Central
  • Rosie Winterton: Doncaster Central
  • Margaret Beckett: Derby South
  • Jon Cruddas: Dagenham and Rainham
  • Colleen Fletcher: Coventry North East
  • Margaret Greenwood; Wirall West
  • George Howarth: Knowsley North
  • Karen Buck: Westminster North
  • Natalie Elphicke: Dover and Deal
  • Ian Mearns: Gateshead
  • Dr Dan Poulter: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
  • Christina Rees: Neath
  • Holly Lynch: Halifax
  • Yvonne Fovargue: Makerfield

Green Party

  • Caroline Lucas: Brighton Pavilion

Scottish National Party

  • Mhairi Black: Paisley and Renfrewshire South
  • Douglas Chapman: Dunfermline and West Fife
  • Angela Crawley: Lanark & Hamilton East
  • Patrick Grady: Glasgow North
  • Peter Grant: Glenrothes & Central Fife
  • Stewart Hosie: Dundee East
  • John McNally: Falkirk
  • Phillipa Whitford: Central Ayrshire
  • Ian Blackford: Ross, Skye, and Lochaber

Plaid Cymru

  • Hywel Williams: Arfon

Sinn Fein

  • Mickey Brady: Newry and Armagh
  • Francie Molloy: Mid Ulster


  • Matt Hancock: West Suffolk (formerly Conservative)
  • Bob Stewart: Beckenham (formerly Conservative)
  • Nick Brown: Newcastle upon Tyne East (formerly Labour)
  • Conor McGinn: St Helens North (formerly Labour)
  • Julian Knight: Solihull (formerly Conservative)
  • Crispin Blunt: Reigate (formerly Conservative)
  • Mark Menzies: Fylde (formerly Conservative)

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