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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson was perhaps the biggest scalp after losing her East Dunbartonshire constituency by just 149 votes. She had stated in the campaign she could possibly become Prime Minister but instead was forced to step down as party leader.

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In pictures: Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds among big-name MPs to lose their seats in General Election

A number of big-name MPs have lost their seats in the General Election, which saw the Conservatives storm to victory with a large majority.

The Tories claimed swathes of the Labour heartlands after the prime minister’s “Get Brexit done” election message hit home with working-class Leave voters.

The result for Labour was so bad its leader Jeremy Corbyn announced he would be resigning.


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The well-known MPs who were ousted included Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, Westminster DUP leader Nigel Dodds, Labour’s Laura Pidcock and Dennis Skinner.