List of MPs standing down at the 2019 United Kingdom general election

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This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) who held seats at the end of the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom who have indicated that they will not stand for reelection in the 2019 general election.

John Mann (Labour) and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow are not included in this list as they resigned on 28 October and 4 November 2019, respectively, meaning that their seats (Bassetlaw and Buckingham) were vacant at dissolution.[1][2]

List of MPs[edit]

Currently 73 members have announced their decision not to stand for re-election:[3]

MP Seat First elected Party Date announced
Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire 2015 (as Conservative) Liberal Democrat 29 October 2019[4]
Ian Austin Dudley North 2005 (as Labour) Independent 7 November 2019[5]
Adrian Bailey West Bromwich West 2000 by-election Labour 30 October 2019[6]
Kevin Barron Rother Valley 1983 Labour 3 July 2019[7]
Guto Bebb Aberconwy 2010 (as Conservative) Independent 14 July 2019[8]
Henry Bellingham North West Norfolk 1983 Conservative 4 November 2019[9]
Richard Benyon Newbury 2005 Conservative 9 September 2019[10]
Roberta Blackman-Woods City of Durham 2005 Labour 15 July 2019[11]
Nick Boles Grantham and Stamford 2010 (as Conservative) Independent 15 April 2019[12]
Alistair Burt North East Bedfordshire 1983 (Bury North) Conservative 3 September 2019[13]
Vince Cable Twickenham 1997 Liberal Democrat 22 July 2019[14]
Ronnie Campbell Blyth Valley 1987 Labour 24 June 2019[15]
Kenneth Clarke Rushcliffe 1970 (as Conservative) Independent 27 June 2019[16]
Ann Clwyd Cynon Valley 1984 by-election Labour 28 September 2019[17]
Ann Coffey Stockport 1992 (as Labour) Change UK 30 October 2019[18]
Jim Cunningham Coventry South 1992 (Coventry South East) Labour 9 September 2019[19]
Glyn Davies Montgomeryshire 2010 Conservative 13 May 2019[20]
Gloria De Piero Ashfield 2010 Labour 19 July 2019[21]
Alan Duncan Rutland and Melton 1992 Conservative 30 October 2019[22]
Louise Ellman Liverpool Riverside 1997 (as Labour and Co-operative) Independent 29 October 2019[23]
Charlie Elphicke Dover 2010 (as Conservative) Independent 8 November 2019[24]
Michael Fallon Sevenoaks 1983 (Darlington) Conservative 4 September 2019[25]
Paul Farrelly Newcastle-under-Lyme 2001 Labour 7 September 2019[26]
Mark Field Cities of London and Westminster 2001 Conservative 17 October 2019[27]
Jim Fitzpatrick Poplar and Limehouse 1997 Labour 24 June 2019[28]
Bill Grant Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 2017 Conservative 10 September 2019[29]
Justine Greening Putney 2005 (as Conservative) Independent 3 September 2019[30]
Andrew Griffiths Burton 2010 Conservative 12 November 2019[31]
Philip Hammond Runnymede and Weybridge 1997 (as Conservative) Independent 5 November 2019[32]
Richard Harrington Watford 2010 Conservative 29 August 2019[33]
Peter Heaton-Jones North Devon 2015 Conservative 30 October 2019[34]
Nick Herbert Arundel and South Downs 2005 Conservative 5 November 2019[35]
Sylvia Hermon North Down 2001 (as Ulster Unionist) Independent 6 November 2019[36]
Kate Hoey Vauxhall 1989 by-election Labour 8 July 2019[37]
George Hollingbery Meon Valley 2010 Conservative 7 November 2019[38]
Kelvin Hopkins Luton North 1997 (as Labour) Independent 31 October 2019[39]
Nick Hurd Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner 2005 (Ruislip-Northwood) Conservative 5 September 2019[40]
Margot James Stourbridge 2010 Conservative 3 November 2019[41]
Jo Johnson Orpington 2010 Conservative 5 September 2019[42]
Helen Jones Warrington North 1997 Labour 30 October 2019[43]
Seema Kennedy South Ribble 2015 Conservative 25 October 2019[44]
Norman Lamb North Norfolk 2001 Liberal Democrat 27 August 2019[45]
Mark Lancaster Milton Keynes North 2005 (North East Milton Keynes) Conservative 2 November 2019[46]
Jeremy Lefroy Stafford 2010 Conservative 14 June 2019[47]
Oliver Letwin West Dorset 1997 (as Conservative) Independent 21 August 2019[48]
David Lidington Aylesbury 1992 Conservative 30 October 2019[49]
Ian Lucas Wrexham 2001 Labour 11 October 2019[50]
Patrick McLoughlin Derbyshire Dales 1986 by-election Conservative 30 October 2019[51]
Nicky Morgan Loughborough 2010 Conservative 30 October 2019[52]
Sarah Newton Truro and Falmouth 2010 Conservative 28 October 2019[53]
Jared O'Mara Sheffield Hallam 2017 (as Labour) Independent 30 October 2019[54]
Albert Owen Ynys Môn 2001 Labour 14 August 2019[55]
Teresa Pearce Erith and Thamesmead 2010 Labour 8 July 2019[56]
Claire Perry Devizes 2010 Conservative 6 September 2019[57]
Stephen Pound Ealing North 1997 Labour 8 July 2019[7]
Mark Prisk Hertford and Stortford 2001 Conservative 9 September 2019[58]
Geoffrey Robinson Coventry North West 1976 by-election Labour 8 July 2019[59]
Amber Rudd Hastings and Rye 2010 (as Conservative) Independent 30 October 2019[60]
Joan Ryan Enfield North 1997 (as Labour) Change UK 16 September 2019[61]
David Simpson Upper Bann 2005 DUP 6 November 2019[62]
Keith Simpson Broadland 1997 (Mid Norfolk) Conservative 3 September 2019[63]
Owen Smith Pontypridd 2010 Labour 29 October 2019[64]
Nicholas Soames Mid Sussex 1983 (Crawley) Conservative 3 September 2019[65]
Caroline Spelman Meriden 1997 Conservative 5 September 2019[66]
Rory Stewart Penrith and The Border 2010 (as Conservative) Independent 4 October 2019[67]
Hugo Swire East Devon 2001 Conservative 12 September 2019[68]
Ross Thomson Aberdeen South 2017 Conservative 3 November 2019[69]
David Tredinnick Bosworth 1987 Conservative 15 February 2019[70]
Stephen Twigg Liverpool West Derby 1997 (Enfield Southgate) Labour 8 July 2019[7]
Ed Vaizey Wantage 2005 Conservative 6 November 2019[71]
Keith Vaz Leicester East 1987 Labour 10 November 2019[72]
Tom Watson West Bromwich East 2001 Labour 6 November 2019[73]
John Woodcock Barrow and Furness 2010 (as Labour) Independent 4 November 2019[74]

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