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Dominic Raab will step down as an MP in the next election | Dominique Raab

Dominic Raab will step down as an MP in the next general election, weeks after leaving Rishi Sunak’s cabinet over intimidation.

The former deputy prime minister, who was elected to parliament in 2010, served as foreign minister during the botched evacuation from Afghanistan when he was heavily criticized for being on vacation while the extraction was being organised. .

After serving as Sunak’s second-in-command, a role he also held for Boris Johnson, and justice secretary, he quit over bullying allegations in April.

In a letter seen by The Daily Telegraph between Raab and the chairman of his local Conservative association, he said he was concerned about the stress a frontline politician had put on his family.

His constituency of Esther and Walton is believed to be vulnerable to a resurgent Liberal Democrat party in the upcoming general election, with the suburban area among Ed Davey’s main targets.

The letter read: ‘I have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the strain that work has placed on my young family.’

The newspaper reports that her sons Joshua and Peter are 8 and 10 years old.

Raab is the latest high-profile Tory to announce he will not contest the next election. Former Chancellor Sajid Javid, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and former Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries have all announced they will leave the Commons.


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