The Herald reports:
Labour MP Darien Fenton will leave Parliament at the next election.
The list MP announced today she would not seek re-election at the September election.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to have served in Parliament as a Labour MP for nearly nine years,” she said.
I wish Darien well. She always stood up for her views, and is a very approachable MP.
The retirement makes sense. It helps Labour rejuvenate, and even in the unlikely chance of a Labour-led Government she was unlikely to be a Minister (not close to Cunliffe).
This brings the number of retirements to four – Ross Robertson, Shane Jones, Rajen Prasad and now Darien Fenton.