Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to announce his formal resignation from parliament on Monday night, just months away from the 2015 general election.
Brown, who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997-2005 and as Prime Minister from 2005-2010, made the announcement Monday, although sources had already told British media that he was planning to leave parliament before May.
Brown, who has been Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in Scotland for nearly 32 years, was defeated in the 2010 election, where Labour recorded its worst election result since 1983.
However, he was able to salvage his reputation with many throughout the UK during this year’s Scottish independence referendum, where he proved extremely effective in convincing Scots to remain in the union. Separately, he was known as one of the first politicians to voice his anger at the News of the World phone hacking scandal in 2011.