Pudsey Conservative MP Stuart Andrew has today confirmed rumours he will not stand in Pudsey at the next election.
As reported by WLD, the Boundary Commission is recommending the creation of a new constituency called Leeds West and Pudsey, which will abolish and carve up Mr Andrew’s existing constituency, which includes, Pudsey, Farsley and Calverley, and put them in with Armley, Stanningley and Bramley.
Other parts of his current constituency, including Horsforth, Guiseley and Yeadon, will move into the new Leeds North West constituency.
The changes will come in for the next general election, which is likely to be held in 2024.
Mr Andrew, a former councillor in Leeds, has represented Pudsey since 2010 and says he hasn’t ruled out standing elsewhere.
He has written to Conservative members to say he will not be standing and that the party needs someone younger than him with a 20-year vision for the constituency.
Mr Andrew said in his letter that serving the Pudsey constituency has been the “privilege of a lifetime.