Statement by Jessica Lee MP

Monday, 20 January, 2014



Jessica Lee, Member of Parliament for Erewash, has announced that she will stand down as an MP at the next General Election in 2015.

She advised the Prime Minister about her decision in a letter. In the letter Jessica made clear that:

She intends to both serve out her term as a loyal and dedicated member of the Conservative Parliamentary team, and as a committed constituency Member.


Asked about her decision Erewash’s MP said:


“I’m extremely sad to announce that I’ve taken the really difficult decision not to stand for re-election at the General Election in May 2015. I have carefully considered my personal circumstances and responsibilities at this time, before taking this decision.

I will remain, carrying out my duties to my constituents, full time and fully committed as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Erewash until my successor is elected in May 2015.”

It has been a huge honour serving as the Member of Parliament for Erewash and I still have much more to do over the next year and a half!



It has been my privilege to really stand up and speak up for the constituency; in particular to lead the campaign to get the railway station open again in Ilkeston which is now on track. The chance to serve a community close to my roots and family background is something I will always be grateful that I have had the honour to do.”