Labour veteran Barry Sheerman to stand down at next general election

Labour veteran Barry Sheerman to stand down at next general election

Veteran Labour MP Barry Sheerman is standing down at the next general election after more than four decades in Parliament.

Veteran Labour MP Barry Sheerman is standing down at the next general election after more than four decades in Parliament.

Announcing the decision on his Twitter feed, the Huddersfield MP said it was the “honour of my life” to have served his constituency.

First elected in 1983, he is the longest-serving current Labour member in the Commons and the second longest-serving MP after the Father of the House, Sir Peter Bottomley.

For almost a decade he was chairman of the education select committee in its various guises and held a number of shadow ministerial posts under Neil Kinnock and John Smith.

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