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Byline: Bruce Walker

Aberdeen North MP Frank Doran is quitting Parliament at the next general election in 2015.

The Labour MP has represented the city at Westminster since 1987.

Announcing his decision to stand down, Doran told his local party he believed it was now time to step aside and give someone else the chance to fight for the seat.

The 64-year-old said it had been an enormous privilege to represent Aberdeen.

He was elected MP for Aberdeen South in 1987 and for Aberdeen Central in 1997.

Following boundary changes in 2005, he was then elected to represent Aberdeen North.

The MP said: "I think it is time to give someone else from the Labour Party the chance to represent Aberdeen."

Doran was shadow minister for energy from 1988 to 1992, sat on the culture, media and sport select committee and has campaigned for improved safety in the North Sea.


QUITTING Frank Doran
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Date:Oct 20, 2013
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