Joan Ryan has said she will stand down as an MP at the next general election.

The Enfield North MP said that since 2017, her intention had been to only serve one more term in Parliament.

But over the next few weeks, the Independent Group for Change MP said she would work and vote to prevent “a destructive and damaging” no deal Brexit.

In a statement, Ms Ryan said: “Over the coming weeks I will continue to do all I can to protect the jobs, businesses and livelihoods of the people of Enfield North, by working and voting to prevent a destructive and damaging no deal Brexit which nobody voted for in 2016.

“When I stood in 2017 I always intended to serve only one more term in Parliament. We do not yet know when the General Election will come, but I will continue to work hard for Enfield until a new MP has been elected and my office will remain open to constituents five days a week.”

Speaking about her time in office, Ms Ryan said it had been a “huge privilege and honour” to have served her constituents and would continue to “work hard” until a new MP has been elected.

She continued: “The people of Enfield have been a joy to work with and for.

“I am proud of all that we have achieved together: fighting long and hard for our hospitals and for more doctors and nurses; working with the Metropolitan police, the Mayor and ministers to get more police on our streets to tackle the scourge of knife crime; supporting our schools and the wonderful teachers and support staff who work in them; and working with all our communities to make Enfield a great place to live.

“It has been a huge privilege and honour to serve as the Member of Parliament for Enfield North.

“I appreciate enormously the faith and confidence the people of Enfield have shown by returning me on five occasions to speak for and represent them in the House of Commons.”