AN MP WHO has served his constituency since 2005 has revealed he will not be standing in the next election.

David Jones, MP for Clwyd West, said he will not be seeking re-election to parliament.

Mr Jones, 67, said he feels it the right time to step down to enable the Clwyd West Conservative Association to select his successor.

“I was first elected as Member of Parliament for Clwyd West in 2005 and have been privileged to be re-elected on three subsequent occasions," he said.

“At a personal level, I wish to devote more of my time to my family, who have been a huge support to me over so many years and who have - like all MPs’ families – had to cope with the inevitable pressures imposed by Parliamentary life.

"It has been the greatest honour of my life to represent the people of Clwyd West at Westminster, and I shall continue to do so enthusiastically until the general election is called.

"I shall also continue strongly to support the Prime Minister in his determination to keep faith with the outcome of the 2016 referendum and to take the United Kingdom to a new and better future outside the European Union."