Are serving members of the UK Armed Forces banned from standing as MPs?

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The Politicus
May 09, 2015 08:11 PM 0 Answers
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The BBC list of likely contenders for the upcoming Labour leadership bid says of Dan Jarvis:

elected MP [...] having resigned his commission as a major in the Parachute Regiment to contest the seat.

Are serving members of the UK Armed Forces banned from standing as MPs, or is this slightly misleading and he only resigned to (presumably) be able to spend more time on the contest?

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