General Election 2017: Who are the big winners and losers so far?

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Former Deputy PM Nick Clegg was the first big figure to fall Haria/REX/Shutterstock)

With the Conservatives failing to secure a majority, the General Election resulted in a hung parliament.

While Theresa May has vowed to stay on, she has also confirmed that a coalition government will be formed with the DUP. She made the announcement after visiting the Queen to see permission to form a new government. 

Aside from the overall result, here are the most shocking wins and losses of the election…

Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats was the first major figure to fall, losing his seat to Labour in Sheffield Hallam. The former deputy prime minister admitted that he lost as a result of his anti-Brexit views.

Vince Cable

Former Business Secretary Vince Cable has made a dramatic return, winning his Twickenham seat back after losing it to the Conservatives in 2015. Before that, he had been the local MP since 1997.

Jo Swinson

Former Equality Minister Jo Swinson also won back her seat following defeat in 2015, nabbing Dunbartonshire East back from the SNP. She first won the seat from Labour in 2005 at the age of 25, becoming the very MP born in the 1980s.

Conservatives

Theresa May

The Prime Minister held onto her Maidenhead seat with 37,718 votes, while independent candidate Lord Buckethead won just 249. However, on a national scale, the election results have not been good news for the PM, with the Conservatives failing to win a majority.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd narrowly avoided defeat in Hastings and Rye (Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock)

Amber Rudd

It was a close call for Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who narrowly avoided defeat in Hastings and Rye with a majority of just 346. The figure is a huge drop from the majority of 4,796 that she secured in 2015.

Ben Gummer

The author of the controversial Conservative manifesto lost his Ipswich seat to Labour in on of the night’s most surprising results. Gummer served as MP in the town for seven years.

Labour

Jeremy Corbyn

The party leader had a huge result in his constituency, winning the Islington seat with more than 40,000 votes. Corbyn also did well on a national level, with Labour performing well in England and regaining seats in Scotland. He has since called on Theresa May to resign as PM.

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SNP

Alex Salmond

Former party leader Alex Salmond lost his Gordon seat to the Conservatives as the SNP saw huge losses across Scotland. The former First Minister of Scotland blamed a late surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn for the SNP’s disappointing performance at the polls.

Angus Robertson

Deputy leader Angus Robertson lost his Moray seat in a shock defeat by the Conservatives. Robertson managed to secure 18,478 compared to MSP Douglas Ross’s 22,637

UKIP

Paul Nuttall

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall suffered a crushing defeat in Boston and Skegness coming in third behind Labour and the Conservatives by a huge margin. Nuttall picked up just 3,308 votes while the Conservatives held the seat with a count of 27,271.


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