Dominic Raab to face down as MP at subsequent basic election

Former justice secretary and deputy prime minister Dominic Raab will stand down on the subsequent election, Sky Information understands.

It comes a month after he give up Rishi Sunak’s cupboard over claims he bullied civil servants.

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

He has “develop into more and more involved” concerning the stress the job has positioned on his younger household, in accordance with a letter explaining his choice seen by The Telegraph.

Mr Raab is the most recent high-profile Tory MP to announce they won’t be contesting their seats.

Different former cupboard ministers reminiscent of Sajid Javid, Nadine Dorries, Matt Hancock and George Eustice have also announced their intention to stand down.

Final month, a bullying probe into Mr Raab’s behaviour concluded he acted in an “intimidating means” and was “unreasonably and persistently aggressive” in conferences.

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The findings, from unbiased investigator Adan Tolley, additionally stated his conduct whereas working throughout totally different authorities departments “concerned an abuse or misuse of energy in a means that undermines or humiliates”.

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The report was triggered after eight formal complaints towards Mr Raab from throughout his time as justice secretary, international secretary and Brexit secretary – with two of them upheld.

Mr Raab, who denied wrongdoing, had stated he would resign if he was discovered to have bullied civil servants.

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He stored that promise however in a fiery resignation letter took problem with the report, calling the inquiry “flawed” and claiming the conclusions “set a harmful precedent for the conduct of excellent authorities”.

He later stated it was a “Kafkaesque saga” and accused a small faction of civil servants of coordinating a plot to oust him.

Mr Raab gained his seat on the final election with a small majority of simply over 2,700 – down from a majority of greater than 23,000 in 2017.

The realm is a chief goal for the Liberal Democrats in 2024, when the subsequent basic election is because of happen.


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