Drayton & Taverham

Norwich North MP Chloe to stand down at the next election

Just Regional
Nov 22, 2022 2 mins read

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has announced she will be standing down at the next general election. 

Chloe has represented Norwich North since 2009 – when she was the youngest MP in the Commons – and next year will become the longest serving MP for either Norwich constituency in modern history. If the term ends in 2024, she will have served for 15 years. 

Now 40, she has also had her family while serving as an MP, as well as having had breast cancer and said it was time to step back and spend more time with her children.

“I have been honoured to be Norwich North’s MP,” she said. “It’s a fantastic job for a fantastic place, and it’s a particular privilege to be able to represent Norwich and Norfolk where I come from. 

“I am grateful to the thousands of Norwich citizens who placed their trust in me so many times.  I would also like to thank my team of volunteers who work so hard alongside me to help the community, and who have been so supportive, including during tough personal times. 

“I hope I’ve been able to make a difference, locally and nationally.” 

In the coming months Norwich Conservatives will run a process to select their next Conservative candidate for Norwich North. The seat will change to new constituency boundaries at the next election and it is expected to include the village of Drayton. 

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