Labour MP Nigel Griffiths to quit at election

posted 1 Feb 2010, 08:32 by South Edinburgh Net Admin

Former Labour minister Nigel Griffiths has announced he will quit as MP for Edinburgh South at the next election.

Mr Griffiths, who has held the marginal seat for 23 years, said he was leaving the Commons to take up a "once in a lifetime job offer".

The politician was recently hit with allegations concerning his private life and the Westminster expenses scandal.

The announcement brings the number of Scottish Labour MPs stepping down so far to nine.

Full story from BBC News