Dominic Raab to resign as MP after ‘pressure of job on family’
Dominic Raab has said he will stand down as an MP at the next general election, a month after he was forced to resign from the cabinet over claims that he bullied civil servants.
The former deputy prime minister had a majority of 2,743 at the 2019 election and his Esher & Walton seat is a top target for the Liberal Democrats for the next general election.
Raab told the chairman of his local association he had become “increasingly concerned” about the pressure his job had placed on his family, citing that as the reason why he had now chosen to step down.
He is the latest in a growing number of senior Tories who have chosen to leave parliament at the next election.