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South Thanet MP Laura Sandys to stand down in 2015

The MP for South Thanet has announced she will stand down as an MP at the general election.

Conservative Laura Sandys, who has been in the seat since 2010, said a wide range of family demands meant she could not continue in the role after 2015.

The BBC's Ellie Price spoke to Sir Roger Gale, Conservative MP for Thanet North, Professor Yvonne Galligan of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics, and Ukip Kent chairman Mo Elenor.

  • 25 Nov 2013