Interactive map reveals all MPs stepping down on July 4 – examine your constituency

Another raft of MPs have announced they will not be standing at the General Election after Rishi Sunak finally named the date as July 4.

That means there are now a total of 111 MPs who have declared they will not be seeking re-election this time around. A total of 75 were elected to Parliament as Conservative MPs.

The list includes former prime minister Theresa May and ex-cabinet ministers Matt Hancock, Dominic Raab and Ben Wallace. Earlier this month Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris and former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi also announced they were standing down.‌

After Mr Sunak announced the election date on Wednesday evening, five more MPs publicly declared they would not be seeking re-election.

Conservative MP Jo Churchill, who represents Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk, had written to the prime minister on 26 April to say she would not be standing at the election but her letter was published today (23 May).

Deputy Commons Speaker Dame Eleanor Laing also announced today she will not seek re-election. The Conservative MP for Epping Forest, who has served for 27 years, said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that she had informed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak “several days ago”.

Sunak issues a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, after calling a General Election for July 4

Sunak issues a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, after calling a General Election for July 4

Another Conservative MP, James Grundy, who was elected to represent the former Labour Red Wall stronghold of Leigh in 2019, said he would not be contesting the new Leigh and Atherton constituency on July 4. In a Facebook post he wrote that the past five years had been challenging and said: “There has also been a saddening change in the political climate where increasingly politicians, hafamilies and staff are seen as fair game for abuse, threats of violence or even death threats.”

Mr Grundy added: “This (is) not healthy for our national politics and needs to change, and with that in mind I have decided not to seek re-election.”

Holly Lynch, Labour MP for Halifax, shared a letter two hours after the election was declared, saying she would not be standing. The MP, who is expecting her second child, said she had found it increasingly difficult to balance the demands of the job with her family life.

Rishi Sunak is facing dismal poll numbers

Rishi Sunak is facing dismal poll numbers
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And Yvonne Fovargue, who has been Labour MP for Makerfield since 2010, told her constituents in a Facebook post on Wednesday evening that she had decided ‘now is the right time’ for her to stand down.

In total there are 111 current MPs who have declared they will not be contesting the next General Election, according to a list compiled by the House of Commons Library. Seventeen of these had already made their decision before Mr Sunak became Prime Minister in October 2022.

Just over a fifth of the 365 MPs elected as Conservatives in 2019 have now announced they are standing down.

Of the 111 MPs standing down, these are the parties they represented when they were originally elected to Parliament:

  • 75 Conservatives
  • 23 Labour
  • 9 SNP
  • 2 Sinn Fien
  • 1 Plaid Cymru
  • 1 Green

Several of the MPs stepping down are currently sitting in Parliament as Independents after they resigned the party whip.

Starmer has launched his own General Election campaign

Starmer has launched his own General Election campaign

Here is the full list of MPs who have announced they will not be contesting the next General Election, grouped by the party they represented when they were elected to Parliament:


Douglas Ross (Moray)

Sir Charles Walker (Broxbourne)

Crispin Blunt (Reigate)

Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead)

Adam Afriyie (Windsor)

Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire)

Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green)

Sir Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst)

Kwasi Kwarteng (Spelthorne)

Nickie Aiken (Cities of London and Westminster)

Lisa Cameron (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)

Tracey Crouch (Chatham and Aylesford)

Dr Kieran Mullan (Crewe and Nantwich)

Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam)

Theresa May (Maidenhead)

Jo Churchill (Bury St Edmunds)

Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest)

Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole)

Chloe Smith (Norwich North)

William Wragg (Hazel Grove)

Dehenna Davison (Bishop Auckland)

Sir Gary Streeter (South West Devon)

Chris Skidmore (Kingswood)

Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove)

Mark Pawsey (Rugby)

George Eustice (Camborne and Redruth)

Edward Timpson (Eddisbury)

Jo Gideon (Stoke-on-Trent Central)

Stephen McPartland (Stevenage)

Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley)

Robin Walker (Worcester)

Sir Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West)

Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)

Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey)

Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley)

Nicola Richards (West Bromwich East)

Henry Smith (Crawley)

John Howell (Henley)

Sir Robert Goodwill (Scarborough and Whitby)

Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon)

Dr Matthew Offord (Hendon)

Alister Jack (Dumfries and Galloway)

Richard Bacon (South Norfolk)

Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton)

Philip Dunne (Ludlow)

Andy Carter (Warrington South)

Will Quince (Colchester)

Royston Smith (Southampton, Itchen)

Sir William Cash (Stone)

Lucy Allan (Telford)

Steve Brine (Winchester)

Sir Greg Knight (East Yorkshire)

Chris Clarkson (Heywood and Middleton)

Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North)

Trudy Harrison (Copeland)

Stuart Andrew (Pudsey)

Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon)

David Jones (Clwyd West)

Sir Alok Sharma (Reading West)

Chris Grayling (Epsom and Ewell)

Jamie Wallis (Bridgend)

John Baron (Basildon and Billericay)

Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)

Sir James Duddridge (Rochford and Southend East)

Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth)

James Heappey (Wells)

Robert Halfon (Harlow)

Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham)

Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon)

Chris Heaton-Harris ( Daventry)

Mark Menzies (Fylde)

Matt Hancock (West Suffolk)

Julian Knight (Solihull)

Bob Stewart (Beckenham)

James Grundy (Leigh)


Alex Cunningham (Stockton North)

Dame Margaret Hodge (Barking)

Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield)

Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham)

Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test)

Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)

Wayne David (Caerphilly)

Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central)

Dame Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central)

Margaret Beckett (Derby South)

John Cruddas (Dagenham and Rainham)

Colleen Fletcher (Coventry North East)

Karen Buck (Westminster North)

Christina Rees (Neath)

Ian Mearns (Gateshead)

Margaret Greenwood (Wirral West)

George Howarth (Knowsley)

Dr Dan Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)

Natalie Elphicke (Dover)

Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield)

Holly Lynch (Halifax)

Conor McGinn (St Helens North)

Nick Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East)


Ian Blackford (Ross, Skye and Lochaber)

Peter Grant (Glenrothes)

Angela Crawley (Lanark and Hamilton East)

Douglas Chapman (Dunfermline and West Fife)

Stewart Hosie (Dundee East)

Mhairi Black (Paisley and Renfrewshire South)

John McNally (Falkirk)

Philippa Whitford (Central Ayrshire)

Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)

Sinn Fein

Francie Molloy (Mid Ulster)

Mickey Brady (Newry and Armagh)


Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion)

Plaid Cymru

Hywel Williams (Arfon)

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