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Stewart Hosie becomes fifth SNP MP to quit Parliament at next election

A senior SNP MP has introduced he’s stepping down from Parliament at the next election after nearly 20 years within the job.

Stewart Hosie, who’s his celebration’s financial system spokesperson at Westminster, mentioned he had determined not to contest the next common election “after a substantial amount of thought”.

He’s now the fifth serving SNP MP to announce they won’t be standing for Parliament once more – with former celebration Westminster chief Ian Blackford amongst these quitting the Home of Commons.

Mr Hosie, a former SNP depute chief, mentioned that with the next common election anticipated “in the direction of the top of 2024” he would have served because the MP for Dundee East for nearly 20 years.

“After a substantial amount of thought, I’ve determined to step down at the next election,” he mentioned.

Mr Hosie added that it had been “the best privilege of my life to signify the constituency I used to be born and grew up in”.

He vowed he would stay an “energetic member” of the SNP and would “discover different methods” to work in the direction of an impartial Scotland.

Fellow SNP MPs Angela Crawley, Peter Grant and Douglas Chapman, a former celebration treasurer, have all beforehand indicated they won’t be looking for re-election both.

Mr Hosie, who was beforehand married to Scottish deputy first minister Shona Robison, was first elected to the Commons in 2005.

He has served as SNP deputy Westminster chief and chief whip.

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