The former prime minister, Gordon Brown
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Gordon Brown 'to stand down as MP'

The former prime minister, Gordon Brown, is preparing to announce that he will stand down from parliament in 2015, the BBC understands.

He is expected to confirm his intentions in a speech to the local Labour party in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency this evening.

He will have served 32 years at Westminster by the time of the general election.

Iain Watson reports on Mr Brown's political career.

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