Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon to stand down as a Member of Parliament
Sir Michael Fallon, who has been the MP for Sevenoaks since 1997, has announced he is to stand down as a Member of Parliament for what he describes as a ‘wonderful constituency’.
Sir Michael previously served as the MP for Darlington from 1983 to 1992. From 2014 to 2017, he was Secretary of State for Defence and a member of the National Security Council. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party (2010–2012), Minister of State for Business and Enterprise (2012–2014), Minister of State for Energy (2013–2014), and Minister of State for Portsmouth (2014).
A statement on his website says: “Sadly I have decided that this parliament will be my last. I have served as an MP, for both Darlington and Sevenoaks, for more than 30 years – quite long enough. I want to thank all my constituents for their support and encouragement. Wendy and I will continue to live in the constituency and to be involved locally.
If an immediate election is called, I will not therefore be a candidate. My letter to my Conservative Chairman is attached. (see below)