Environment minister is latest Tory to announce they'll stand down at next election

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Trudy Harrison has said she won't fight the next election because boundary changes mean she will no longer live in her constituency.

She went on to become Boris Johnson's parliamentary private secretary between December 2019 and September 2021, when she was promoted to a ministerial role at the Department for Transport.

She was then moved to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Liz Truss in September 2022.Ms Harrison has been an outspoken supporter of plans to open a new coal mine in her constituency, which were approved by the government earlier this year amid criticism from environmental groups.

She has also called for more nuclear power in the region, backing proposals for new small modular reactors to be built next to the Sellafield nuclear power plant, which sits in her constituency.have now announced they will stand down at the next election, including Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and former ministers Dominic Raab, George Eustice and Sajid Javid.

 

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