MP Louise Mensch quits to spend more time with the Murdoch family

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Conservative politician and novelist Louise Mensch is to stand down as an MP, so she can move to the US and spend more time with Rupert Murdoch’s family, the party has announced.

The MP for Corby is moving to New York with her three children and her husband of a year, Peter Mensch, where she will be able to be close to Rupert Murdoch, his sons James and Lachlan as well as his daughter Elizabeth.

The MP, who won her seat in 2010 with a 1,951 majority, said she was finding it increasingly difficult to juggle Murdoch family responsibilities with her political career and her decision to quit politics was “devastating but necessary if I want to make a lot more money”.

Writing to the prime minister to announce her resignation, Mrs Mensch said:

As you know, I have been struggling for some time to find the…

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