THE longest serving Labour MEP for London is stepping down.
Robert Evans, an MEP for London North West, has decided it is time to move on and has announced he will be stepping down at next year's European elections.
In his letter written to members, he said: "It has been an honour to serve the people of London since 1994 but there does come a time to seek new challenges.
"I am immensely proud to have played my part in improving the lives of the British people and making a difference in the European Parliament."
Amongst his major achievements he listed the new European law prohibiting discrimination against disabled passengers on aeroplanes as his greatest achievement.