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David Heath MP to stand down
9:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
DAVID Heath, the youngest ever leader of Somerset County Council, is standing down as MP for Somerton and Frome at the next General Election in 2015.
LibDem Mr Heath, who was 31 when he won the top job at County Hall, will have represented the constituency for 18 years and is a former Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.
Mr Heath, who lost his Ministerial post at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in a reshuffle last week, said: “I promised my wife at the last election that I wouldn’t stand again.
“I’ve hugely enjoyed the privilege of representing my community over the many years I’ve been involved, and I like to think I’ve made a difference, but now may be the right time for someone else to take on that responsibility.”
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