Two more Vic MPs to bow out of politics

Victorian government MPs Geoff Howard and Jude Perera will retire from politics at the next state election.

Two more Victorian government MPs are hanging up their boots at the next state election.

Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, who was elected to parliament in 1999, and member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera elected in 2002, both announced on Friday they will bow out of politics in November 2018.

Mr Perera, who holds Cranbourne with just 52.34 per cent of the vote after preferences, was the first Sri Lankan-born member of Victoria's Legislative Assembly.

"Jude has been a strong voice for our most marginalised, our many multicultural communities and the people of Cranbourne," Premier Daniel Andrews said in a statement.

The premier also thanked Mr Howard for his service and for being a "passionate advocate" for the regional seat, which he holds at 56.39 per cent.

Friday's announcements take to six the number of government MPs planning to retire at the next election, including disgraced former Speaker Telmo Languiller.

Hong Lim said in early September he will not re-contest his seat of Clarinda.

Narre Warren South MP Judith Graley and Wendouree's Sharon Knight have also declined to stand at the November 2018 election.

Don Nardella was stood down from the parliamentary Labor party after an allowances scandal and will not recontest the seat of Melton.

A by-election will be held in Northcote before the end of November to replace Fiona Richardson, who died in August.

Source AAP

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