Former Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart has said he will stand down at the next general election and has quit the Conservative Party.
Writing on Twitter, the MP for Penrith and The Border said it was “with sadness” that he was making the announcement.
It’s been a great privilege to serve Penrith and The Border for the last ten years, so it is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be standing down at the next election, and that I have also resigned from the Conservative Party.
— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) October 4, 2019
The Mr Stewart was among the 21 MPs to be sacked by Boris Johnson last month for rebelling against the government in a bid to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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