Philip Hammond to step down as Tory MP after 22 years

Former chancellor clashed repeatedly with Boris Johnson over Brexit

Philip Hammond, the Conservative chancellor until four months ago, is standing down as an MP after 22 years, after clashing repeatedly with Boris Johnson over Brexit.

The MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, who lost the party whip last month after opposing leaving the EU without a deal, said he had been forced to step down because if he stood against an official Conservative candidate he would lose his party membership.

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Author: Rajeev Syal | Source

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