The former Canterbury Conservative MP Sir Julian Brazier has announced he won't be contesting the seat at the next general election.
Sir Julian, who was first elected in 1987, suffered a narrow defeat to Labour's Rosie Duffield in May, losing by just 187 votes.
Making his announcement, Sir Julian said he wanted to allow the local party time to choose a new candidate for the next election.
Serving in Parliament enabled me to represent the constituency and fight for local issues, like the Kent and Canterbury hospital. I expect this Parliament to last a full five years as the new laws require, and feel that by 2022 it would be right that the baton should have passed on."
A birds-eye view
Kent County Council has tweeted this pic of an unwelcome visitor to their traffic cameras.