The Herald reports:
First-term Green MP Holly Walker has decided to withdraw from the party’s list, effectively stepping down as a MP at the September election.
“Unfortunately, a recent unexpected change in my family life has made it very difficult for me to continue as a Green MP”, Ms Walker said.
“Under these circumstances, I have chosen to put my family first and withdraw myself from the Green Party list.”
That is a real surprise, but family does come first, and Holly has my best wishes in looking after her family.
I always found Holly someone very willing to engage respectfully, and a very pleasant person to deal with.
Holly was No 12 on the Green Party list. Everyone below her moves up one. This increases the chance of James Shaw becoming an MP. It also increased the chance of Steffan Browning holding on.