Pickles to stand down as MP

By Mark Conrad | 24 April 2017

Former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles has announced he is standing down as MP for Brentwood and Ongar after 25 years.

Sir Eric, a former Bradford City Council leader who served as secretary of state between 2010 and 2015, said he had taken the decision ‘after much heart searching’.

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