Sidmouth’s MP ‘very sorry’ former boss Raab will stand down at next election

Surprise, surprise, Simon’s sorry to be losing his “top cover” – maybe he is feeling a bit exposed?

Blow on the winds of change! – Owl 

Conservative MP for East Devon Simon Jupp has said he is “very sorry” to see Dominic Raab decide to stand down as an MP at the next election.

The announcement reported in The Daily Telegraph comes a month after Raab quit his role as deputy prime minister after an inquiry upheld some bullying complaints made against him.

Simon Jupp, who was a special advisor to Raab when he was foreign secretary in 2019, said: “I’m very sorry to see Dominic Raab decide to stand down at the next election.

“He was a brilliant boss when I worked for him at the Foreign Office.

“Always across the detail, he knew more than most in the room about the topic under discussion.

“Another big loss from Parliament.”

Raab has been MP for Esher and Walton in Surrey since 2010.

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