Simon Clarke M.P.

MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Simon Clarke has stood down as a government minister for personal reasons.  Simon remains the local MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.  South Tees Conservatives Chairman Lee R Holmes expressed sadness but understanding for Simon's decision saying: "We understand that Simon's reasons for resignation as a government minister are personal and that the demands of being an MP and minister place severe strains on the personal lives of those involved in politics.  We look forward to Simon continuing as the dedicated local MP that he has always been and look forward to supporting him in his role."