The national picture has produced a surprising national result, but the last few hours have been equally shocking for the large number of big names whose political careers have been unceremoniously halted. Here’s our view of the top ten.
The Scottish Labour leader is arguably the highest –profile casualty of the night. He may not have been in government, but his task was to first stem the flow of votes from Labour to the SNP and then start clawing back the popularity lost in last year’s independence campaign. In that task he has spectacularly failed. He offered a gracious speech after being defeated and has vowed to continue in the job – but will not be doing so from the green benches of the Commons.
It’s ironic , after so many column inches devoted to see his leadership machinations, that the man most visibly uncomfortable with being in government with the Conservatives won’t even be around to put himself forward as a successor to Nick Clegg. The businessRead More »from General election 2015: The ten biggest scalps of election night