Former Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has announced she will not stand in the forthcoming general election.

Ms Rudd, a former home secretary, told the Evening Standard: “I’m not finished with politics, I’m just not standing at this election.”

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She added: “I will be leaving the House of Commons on perfectly good terms with the Prime Minister and I want him to succeed.”

Her decision last month to quit the Cabinet came after 21 of her colleagues lost the Tory whip when they backed a plan to take control of the Commons timetable to pass legislation to block a no-deal Brexit.

Ten of the MPs had the whip restored on Tuesday evening.

Asked if she had any regrets, Ms Rudd said: “I felt I made the right steps at those critical points and I am pleased that the Prime Minister has now restored the whip to some of those colleagues.”

She did not rule out a return to Westminster in the future, but said there were “many other things I want to do”.

Her decision comes after several other senior parliamentarians announced that they will not stand at the forthcoming election in December.

Conservative grandee Sir Patrick McLoughlin, who has served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Transport Secretary and Conservative Party chairman, said he would not seek reelection in his Derbyshire Dales constituency.

Sir Patrick said he felt it was “now time for me to move on” after 33 years in Parliament.