Conservative MP for Broxtowe Anna Soubry has confirmed that Ken Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe, will stand on June 8 in the general election.
He had previously suggested that this would be his last Parliament.
His office told the Press Association: “He’s putting himself forward to be the Conservative candidate for Rushcliffe in June.”
Anna Soubry, the Conservative MP for Broxtowe, said Mr Clarke’s decision to stand was “excellent news”.
Delighted that Ken Clarke will be standing in the forthcoming General Election. Excellent news
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) April 19, 2017