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Adam Ingram to stand down as MP

Former defence minister Adam Ingram is to stand down from parliament at the next general election.

The Labour MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow said it was time to pass his constituency onto the next generation.

Mr Ingram was first elected to Westminster in 1987.

He quit the government in 2007 after six years at the Ministry of Defence. He also served as the Northern Ireland security minister.

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