BARNSLEY East MP Michael Dugher has said he will not stand in June's general election.

Speaking to the Politics Home website, Mr Dugher said he "wanted to make a difference in life outside of politics" and spend more time with his family.

He was elected to serve his constituency in 2010.

The MP said he made the decision to stand down after seven years as an MP "with some sadness", but wished Labour "nothing but the best for the future".