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The 7 retiring Lib Dem MPs (and the 7 candidates hoping to replace them)

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Seven Lib Dem MPs have announced they’re retiring at this year’s general election. All seven are men: of their replacements, four are women. Here’s the list in full:
John Barrett (LD) – Edinburgh West
Majority: 13,600 (30%) – second safest Lib Dem seat in the UK.
Reason for leaving: to spend more time with his grand-daughters.
Hoping to succeed […]

Lib Dem MP John Barrett to stand down at general election

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

Here’s how The Scotsman reports it: EDINBURGH West Liberal Democrat MP John Barrett is to quit at the next general election. After eight years in the Commons he said he wanted a change and to spend more time in Edinburgh. (…)

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