I have let my local Conservative Association know I do not intend to stand at the next general election.
Having come from a tough background in South London, it has been a huge honour to have served in the wonderful Windsor constituency since 2005. It is a double and unexpected honour to have been elected the first black Conservative MP in the history of our Party, and to have served as a Shadow Science Minister and as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Ghana under successive governments.
With Brexit concluded and the fourth leadership election underway, I feel that now it is the right time for a new MP to represent our constituency and continue to protect and promote our beautiful area in the years ahead.
There is no greater honour than to serve your country and your constituents, and I will diligently continue to perform my duties until the next election.