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Breed announces retirement as MP
Colin Breed
Colin Breed has been an MP for 10 years
The MP for South East Cornwall Colin Breed has announced his retirement.

The Liberal Democrat MP, who is 60, has revealed he will not stand for re-election in his constituency at the next general election.

He has been in the post for 10 years, has served on the party's Treasury team and has been Defence and Agriculture Spokesman for the party.

Mr Breed said he was proud of the construction of the Dobwalls bypass and amalgamating Liskeard Community School.

"We needed to sort out the Dobwalls bypass. I'm absolutely delighted that even though it's 10 years later it's being constructed," he said.

"The other great longstanding thing was Liskeard Community School being split on two sites.

"We needed it to be on one site and get that important educational establishment firmly fixed for the future and that's happened so we've achieved the things we set out originally to do."

Mr Breed's majority currently stands at 6,507.

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