Why I am standing down
On Monday 15th January 2007, I announced that I will not
be standing for re-election as MP for Birmingham Selly Oak at the next general election.
Click here to read an article on my
decision in the 'House Magazine' (a magazine for MPs in Westminster) , and click
here to see my interview with 'The Stirrer'
where I explain my reasons in more detail.
I remain a member of the Labour Party and please be
assured that I will continue to work as hard as possible to represent all of my
constituents for the rest of my time in Parliament.
"I want to thank you for so kindly welcoming
us on our visit to Parliament and being so generous and giving of your time &
energy. When we have an issue in the future we
wont be feeling so unsure about what to do! Members of Parliament seem a little
awesome to us, but you made it so easy."
Click here to view the church
banner displayed at my Cotteridge office