This article was originally published in the Bromsgrove Standard, 02/12/2022: https://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/bromsgrove-mp-sajid-javid-announc…
BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has announced he will not be standing at the next general election.
The former Chancellor, Home Secretary and Health Secretary said – while the next national vote could be another two years away – the Conservative Party had asked MPs to signal their intentions early so it could prepare for the campaign.
This, he added, had accelerated his decision making.
In a letter to Paul Uppal, the Chairman of the Bromsgrove Conservative Association, Mr Javid said: “It has been a decision I have wrestled with for some time but I have ultimately concluded not to stand again for what would be my fifth election.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved for Bromsgrove District and of my work in Parliament and Government.”
He added the decision would not mark the end of his work in Parliament or Government nor be the end of his Parliamentary activity, particularly for the causes he cared deeply about.
And he said it would not impact his duties as a local MP for his Bromsgrove constituents.
“Being the local MP and serving in Government has been the privilege of my life and I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to serve.
“I always sought to make decisions in the national interest and in line with my values and I can only hope my best was sufficient.”
He concluded by saying he would continue to support his friend the Prime Minister and the people of Bromsgrove in any way he could.
To read the full letter from Sajid Javid MP to the Chairman of the Bromsgrove Conservative Asssociation, please click here.