Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Conservative MP to stand down at next election

Andrew Pelling
Andrew Pelling was arrested in September
A Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of assaulting his pregnant wife has said he will not seek re-election.

Andrew Pelling, 48, who represents Croydon Central in South London, announced his decision in a letter to the Conservative Federation.

The former councillor, who is also a London Assembly member, won his Croydon seat in 2005 with a majority of 75.

He faced no charges following his arrest after the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to pursue the case.

The father-of-three married his wife, Lucy, last year after his divorce from his first wife.


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