Philip Hammond to Stand Down from House of Commons

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Theresa May’s leadership, has confirmed that he will not be standing in the 2019 General Election. Hammond has represented the constituency of Runnymede and Weybridge since it was created in 1997.

Hammond said on Twitter:

“It is with great sadness that I am today announcing my decision to stand down as Member of Parliament for Runnymede & Weybridge at the forthcoming General Election.”