Peter Hain is prepares to stand down as an MP after 24 years in parliament
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Peter Hain and Elfyn Llwyd prepare to leave Westminster

Veteran MP Peter Hain says he will "stay active in politics" as he and seven other Welsh MPs prepare to stand down from Westminster.

The Neath MP, who has spent 24 years in parliament, and Plaid Cymru's parliamentary leader Elfyn Llwyd will not seek to retain their seats in May's general election.

Jonathan Evans, Paul Murphy, Sian James, Martin Caton, Dai Havard and Hywel Francis are also retiring.

Mr Hain has refused to be drawn on whether he might join the House of Lords while Mr Llywd said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family and his pigeons.

David Cornock reports.

  • 26 Mar 2015
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