It has been an honour to be the Member of Parliament for East Devon. I am standing down at the General Election. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, I am now no longer an MP. Thank you.
At a meeting earlier this evening of the Executive of the East Devon Conservative Association I announced that I would not be standing for re-election as the Member of Parliament. It was my original intention to stand down in 2022, when the next general election was scheduled to be held.
Following the motion earlier this week by MPs to seize control of the parliamentary agenda, last night I voted against Corbyn's bizarre bill to further delay Brexit by any extension Brussels is minded to give us.
Hugo said: "I will be voting against this motion tonight as it completely undermines the PM’s attempt to get a deal on Brexit. It is little more than a cynical attempt to delay or revoke the whole process by those who have never accepted the result of the referendum".