Hendon MP Matthew Offord to step down

The MP has announced that he will not contest the next general election reports David Floyd

Matthew Offord the MP for Hendon who is stepping down at the next election.

Hendon’s MP has announced his decision to step down at the next general election to “pursue other interests”.

In an announcement on his website yesterday, Matthew Offord said: ““My elected status has required great sacrifices in my personal and professional lives, and I have concluded that the next general election is the time for me to leave the baton for someone else to take up. By stepping down at that point in time, I will be able to pursue other interests in my life.”

The MP has represented Hendon since 2010 and was previously a local councillor and deputy leader of Barnet Council. 

At the last general election in 2019, he had a majority of 4,230 over the Labour candidate David Pinto-Duschinsky, who has been selected to fight the seat again at the next election, which is expected to take place in 2024.

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