Gordon Brown to announce he is to step down as an MP

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Jipsa George (News Correspondent), Young London News

The former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown is set to announce later this evening that he will stand down as an MP at the next general election in 2015 according to BBC reports.

Mr Brown’s resignation is said to bring an end to his political career that has spanned over three decades, at which he held the highest offices of state including 10 years as Chancellor and three years as Prime Minister.

The news is widely expected with recent newspaper reports quoting friends of Mr Brown saying he was ready to step down according to BBC.

He was first elected as an MP in 1983, having unsuccessful the first time in 1979.  Mr Brown played a key role in the New Labour project, which saw the party move into power in the 1977 elections.

Mr Brown presided over 10 years as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, before becoming the Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, after Tony Blair stands down.

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