- Published: Monday, 01 October 2012 09:00
- Written by Jonathan Walker
MEP Michael Cashman has announced he is quitting politics - and may return to acting.
The West Midlands MEP is a former Eastenders star and played middle-class Colin, the show's first gay character, in the 1980s.
He's represented the region in the European Parliament since 1999 and is the current chairman of Labour's National Executive Committee, the party's governing body.