Nadine Dorries: Former cabinet minister to stand down as Mid Bedfordshire MP with immediate effect
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The former culture secretary and Boris Johnson ally had previously said she would not stand as an MP at the next general election. In a tweet, she said: “I have today informed the chief whip that I am standing down as the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, with immediate effect.
It has been an honour to serve as the MP for such a wonderful constituency but it is now time for another to take the reins.”
The resignation means there will now be a by-election in her Mid Bedfordshire constituency. In 2019, Mrs Dorries won the seat with a majority of 24,664.
The former culture secretary received criticism earlier this year for launching a television talk show, Friday Night with Nadine, on Talk TV.