Andrew Lansley Steps Down As Cambridgeshire MP

South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley has announced he is stepping down from Parliament at next year's general election.

In a letter to David Cameron, the South Cambridgeshire MP said he told the Prime Minister earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election.

``You supported my ambition to continue my life of public service in challenging and important roles,'' he wrote. ``I am grateful to you now for expressing your support for me to take such a role in international public service in the months ahead.''

The missive does not make clear what post Mr Lansley, who was replaced as Leader of the House of Commons by William Hague, is referring to.

There had been widespread speculation that he could be nominated as the UK's next European commissioner, but Mr Cameron disclosed today that the former Leader of the Lords, Lord Hill, had been put forward.

In his response to Mr Lansley, the premier wrote: ``You have much more to give in terms of public service, and I look forward to being able to support you in doing so in the months and years ahead.''

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: The Perfect Christmas Song!

1pm - 2pm

Watch heart TV

  • Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    Now

    iTunes

  • The Pogues, Kirsty Maccoll Fairytale Of New York

    13:45

    iTunes

  • Michael Buble Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    13:39

    iTunes

  • Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

    13:35

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart Cambridgeshire on Twitter