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Ex-cabinet minister John Gummer to step down as an MP

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Ex-cabinet minister John Gummer to step down as an MP

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The Conservative ex-cabinet minister John Gummer has said he will step down as an MP at the next election to focus on the campaign against climate change.
The Suffolk Coastal MP said he made up his mind following the "disappointing" end to the Copenhagen climate summit.
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When agriculture minister in 1990 he famously tried to feed his daughter a burger to convince people British beef was safe from BSE.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8434735.stm

How one small action can affectively ruin a political reputation.
That scene of his feeding a hamburger to his daughter - and then following events .......

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Re: Ex-cabinet minister John Gummer to step down as an MP

Hoped he did not feed his son the burgers as he will probably be the next MP for my area. But will a MP suffering from mad cow disease be any different?