Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his wife Sarah and children James and John
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Gordon Brown announces he will stand down as MP

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to stand down as an MP at the next general election.

The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP ruled out a Labour peerage, as he made the announcement to constituency activists.

Mr Brown was chancellor from 1997 to 2007 before spending three years in 10 Downing Street.

BBC's Deputy Political Editor James Landale looks back at his career.

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