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High profile MP results

High profile MP results

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Zac is back, by just 45 votes. The losing Richmond Lib Dem, Sarah Olney, possibly holds the record for the shortest Parliamentary career ever.

Gavin Barwell in Croydon Central was absolutely thumped. The moral: good quality candidates should bide their time and win a safe seat rather than rush to win the first (un)safe seat they can, (Stephen Twigg anyone?)

Ben Gummer, May’s behind the scenes consigliere on all things who was one of the main writers of the Tory manifesto, is another MP to have had a short political career. It would be somewhat surprising if he is not subsumed into the May machine on the No 10 payroll.

Lib Dems

Nick Clegg’s loss in Sheffield Hallam is the final death knell to the Lib Dem Clegg era. A sad end for a decent guy (even if he is a Lib Dem).

Simon Hughes has failed to win back his former Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat; the end of a political career for sure.


The former SNP leader, Alec Salmond, had a massive swing against him in Gordon of 20%. Not so much a personal vote more an impolite one.

Angus Robertson, the current SNP deputy leader and leader in the Commons, thrown out of office by the voters in Moray.

High profile SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh lost her Ochil and South Perthshire seat to the Tories, who were a distant third in 2015 and John Nicolson lost his Dunbartonshire East to Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats, a re-tread who lost in 2015.