Defection MP Woodward to step down



MP Shaun Woodward, who became a Labour cabinet minister after defecting from the Conservative Party, is to step down from Parliament at the 2015 general election.
The former Northern Ireland secretary, who represents St Helens South and Whiston, said he wanted to pursue voluntary and business interests after 18 years in the Commons.
Ed Miliband said he had served with "great distinction" as an MP and minister and paid tribute to the "most acute strategic advice" he provided to Labour leaders after crossing the floor.
The ex-BBC producer was press chief at Conservative... read more

 
8 November 2013 in Regional East, Views: 19
Source: Belper News
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