Ashton MP to Step Down
Sunday 9th March 2014 08:00 Community Posted by Max Wieland
DAVID HEYES MP: 'Time to hand over the reins.'

DAVID HEYES MP: ‘Time to hand over the reins.’

David Heyes, Labour MP for Ashton since 2001, has announced that he will step down at the General Election next year.
In a letter to his con- stituency party chairman David said: “You will be aware that I have had some serious health problems during the last couple of years.
“The brilliant treatment I have had from the NHS leaves me more optimistic about being around for a good few years yet.
“But, although I am making a good recovery, I don’t feel that I have been left with sufficient energy to get through another six years from now to the following election in 2020.
“The role of MP is very demanding and I think that, by next year, it will be time to hand over the reins to somebody younger and fitter and with the determination to carry on fighting for the best deal for the constituency and for the people of Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth.”
This week The Reporter spoke with MP David Heyes, for more on this check out this week’s (6th March) Tameside Reporter.
Also look out for David Heyes speaking with Nigel Skinner on Thursday’s Reporter Show on 103.6FM Tameside Radio.