Lord Lawson leaving France

Former Vote Leave chairman Lord Lawson is selling up in France to move back to the UK, six months after revealing to Connexion he was applying for a carte de séjour – a card which proves you are a legal and stable resident of France.

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 ...

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