Cyber security minister Francis Maude steps down as MP

February 2, 2015

Cabinet Office minister for cyber security and G-Cloud, Francis Maude, has announced plans to step down, arguing that it is time for a younger candidate to lead.

Maude, who currently holds the seat for Horsham in West Sussex, announced his resignation in a letter.

“27 years is a long time to serve as a MP, and I believe now is the right time to make way for a younger candidate to carry the Conservative flag,” he said.

Maude is a veteran politician who held ministerial positions with Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron.



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