Justine Greening officially steps down as Putney MP

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Justine Greening officially steps down as Putney MP

Postby Community Editor » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:35 pm

The now former MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields penned an emotional letter as she officially stepped down from her role overnight.

Ms Greening announced in September that she would stand down at the next election.

At the time she told Radio 4 BBC: "I want to focus on making a difference on the ground on social mobility and I believe I can do that better outside Parliament than inside Parliament."

Then on Tuesday night she posted a letter addressed to the House of Commons saying that as of midnight, she would no longer MP for the area. "It's been the greatest privilege of my life to represent our community in Parliament for over 14 years and I hugely appreciate the support I've had from people locally," the letter read.

"During my time as MP I've campaigned on many local issues, not least Heathrow and protecting our local quality of life and the environment from aircraft noise and pollution."

Back in September, Ms Greening said Conservative leader Boris Johnson was offering a "lose-lose" situation for the country if he called a general election.

The letter added that she would "still be around and involved locally, so if you see me, do still say hello." 
 
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