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Former chancellor George Osborne will not run for re-election

By Gavin Cordon, Press Association Whitehall Editor
George Osborne has said he will carry on fighting for an "open, tolerant" Britain as he announced he is to step down as an MP to focus on his new role as editor of the London Evening Standard.

Theresa May had said no election until 2020

Taylor Heyman
Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election for June 8 was a surprise to many given her previous assertions that she would not call voters back to the ballot box before 2020.

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