The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1997-2001 Parliament

Mr Major’s Announcement of his Retirement from the House of Commons – 10 March 2000

Below are extracts of Mr Major’s announcement of his retirement from the House of Commons. The comments were made in a letter to the Chairman of Huntingdon Conservative Association, written on 10th March 2000.


I would rather go while I am being urged to stay rather than stay beyond the time when I should go. This decision has been very hard for me to make.