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I have been passed a copy of the official list of Labour MPs standing down that has been sent to Labour's NEC.
Steve Rotheram, who by text told me yesterday he was unlikely to stand, is now in fact standing. Certainly Joe Anderson's decision to run must certainly have played a big factor in Steve's decision making process.
Here is the full list with updated article on runners and riders to come.
Dave Anderson - Blaydon
Tom Blenkinsop - Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Andrew Burnham - Leigh
Jim Dowd - Lewisham West & Penge
Pat Glass - North West Durham
Alan Johnson - Hull West and Hessle
Fiona Mactaggart - Slough
Rob Marris - Wolverhampton South West
Andrew Smith - Oxford East
Gisela Stuart - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Iain Wright – Hartlepool
Michael Dugher – Barnsley East
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