|From Southwark News|
Simon will continue to live and work for our community here in Bermondsey, but he will not be a candidate for the next parliamentary election .
Whatever future responsibilities await Simon in his service to the locality (it is impossible to conceive of an inactive Hughes), this is a good moment to pay tribute to his amazing commitment and dedication to the people of Bermondsey over so many years.
When I arrived as a BermondseyVicar five and a half years ago, someone said to me: 'everyone in Bermondsey knows someone who has been helped by Simon Hughes.'
I have discovered the truth of that statement over and over again, so, today especially, THANKYOU SIMON, a true servant of the people, and a servant of the Lord. May God continue to bless you in his service.