Former minister Margot James has announced she will not stand in next month’s general election.
The Stourbridge MP was one of 21 Conservative mavericks who were removed from the parliamentary party after going against the government to back a legislation designed to stop a no-deal Brexit.
She was rehabilitated last week and said her decision to step down was due to a lack of support from the local party.
First elected in 2010, Ms James increased her majority in 2017.
However, as an active activist for Remain, she was at odds with her constituency with 64% of voters in the seat backing Brexit.