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Christian MP Gary Streeter says he won't stand for re-election

by Kelly Valencia
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Conservative MP for South West Devon, Gary Streeter has announced he won't be seeking re-election in the next general election. 

In a letter, published on his Twitter account, the 67-year old said it had been "an honour" to serve the South West Devon constituency for the last 30 years but believes the time has come for "a younger person to take over." 

The letter reads: "I have decided to announce my retirement in good time to give the Association time to choose a successor. I very much hope that a local candidate will be chosen to give us the best change of holding this seat. 

"I have great confidence that under Rishi Sunak's leadership our country will recover strongly from recent challenges."

Streeter became a member of parliament in 1992 and served as a minister and shadow minister under John Major and William Hague respectively. 

Having become a Christian in the early noughties, Streeter has also been vocal about his faith in parliament, chairing the All-Party Group Christians in Parliament, which runs Bible studies for MPs. 

You can hear more about Streeter's faith journey here. 

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