Nigel Lawson is leaving France
Former Vote Leave chairman Lord Lawson is selling up in France to move back to the UK, six months after revealing he was applying for a carte de séjour.
Lord Lawson, Chancellor of the Exchequer under Margaret Thatcher, bought and renovated a 19th century country mansion in the Gers in the south-west in 2001. He lives there and travels back for House of Lords debates.
But he recently told a BBC Radio 5 interviewer that he was returning to live in the UK.
When Connexion contacted him to ask why, he said: “My house is on the market. It’s well known that I live here and when I’ve sold it I’ll be moving back to the UK.
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