David Blackburn

Another Conservative MP won’t be standing at the next election.

Another Conservative MP won’t be standing at the next election.
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Michael Ancram is standing down at the next election on grounds of ill-health, you can read his resignation statement here.

Former leadership candidate Ancram was embroiled in the expenses scandal, claiming £98.58 on swimming pool repairs and more than £4,250 in one year on cleaning and maintaining his second home. According to the Telegraph, he is understood to have been unhappy with David Cameron’s handling of the expenses scandal.

William Hague paid tribute to Ancram's work as Conservative Party chairman through what were the Tories' "darkest times in opposition."