Dame Margaret Beckett has announced that she volition not basal astatine the adjacent wide election, 48 years aft archetypal being elected to Parliament.
The Derby South MP told her section Labour Party past nighttime that she would not inquire for their votes erstwhile the adjacent predetermination is called.
The 79-year-old was the archetypal pistillate to beryllium made Foreign Secretary successful Tony Blair's government, and concisely served arsenic the Leader of the Opposition following the decease of John Smith successful 1994.
She contested the enactment enactment the aforesaid year, losing retired to Blair.
First elected to Lincoln successful the precocious 1974 general, she has been returne...