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Theresa May Announces She Will Resign At Next Election Via Her Local News Brand

8 March 2024

Theresa May, the former prime minister and MP for Maidenhead has announced today that she will stand down at the next election via an exclusive statement to her local news brand, the Maidenhead Advertiser.

This announcement serves as a powerful example of the power of local news brands, and the crucial role they play in their communities as a platform for breaking news and information. In her statement to the Advertiser, she said:

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve everyone in the Maidenhead constituency as the Member of Parliament for the last 27 years.

“Being an MP is about service to one’s constituents and I have always done my best to ensure that I respond to the needs of local people and the local area.

“Since stepping down as Prime Minister I have enjoyed being a backbencher again and having more time to work for my constituents and champion causes close to my heart including most recently launching a Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

“These causes have been taking an increasing amount of my time.

“Because of this, after much careful thought and consideration, I have realised that, looking ahead, I would no longer be able to do my job as an MP in the way I believe is right and my constituents deserve.

“I have therefore taken the difficult decision to stand down at the next General Election.”