Labour MP for Nottingham East, John Heppell is to stand down at the general election expected in a matter of weeks.
John Heppell is 61 and had a majority of 6,939 at the last general election over the Liberal Democrats who were in second place ahead of the Tories.
He will hand in his notice at a party meeting later today.
John Heppell is standing down not because of expenses, but that he needed to help his wife Eileen through treatment for breast cancer.
I wish his wife a full recovery and respect to John for helping her through this very traumatic time, all the best to both of them.
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