"The real issue is who can fix the country, and I have become a distraction, so have decided that I won't stand again. I don't want to risk the party losing the seat, so it is in the best interests of the party that I go. There has been no pressure from my association; they have been marvellous: members have been very put out by the Daily Telegraph coverage. I've had a very good innings, there's no bitterness, no anger, but as the saying goes, all political careers end in tears."
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Anthony Steen Steps Down
ConservativeHome has the exclusive that Anthony Steen is to step down from Parliament at the next election, following the news yesterday that another MP caught up in the expenses scandal, Douglas Hogg, had called it a day too. He told Jonathan Isaby...