Heather Jameson 09 June 2017

Key local government figure loses seat in snap election

Key local government figure loses seat in snap election image

Theresa May has failed to boost her majority in the run up to Brexit, with the snap election resulting in a hung parliament instead.

Housing minister Gavin Barwell - a key player for local government - also lost his Croydon Central seat, which he held on a 165 majority.

Other high profile figures to suffer defeats included former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and former SNP leader Alex Salmond.

Mr Barwell received 24,221 seats to Labour candidate Sarah Jones’ 29,873 – giving her a majority of 6,652.

His departure will be a blow to the Department of Communities and Local Government’s housing plans.

Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer and Department of Health minister Jane Ellison also lost their seats as voters voice their dissatisfaction with Brexit and public sector austerity.

Read what Heather Jameson (£), editor of The MJ, had to say on the results of the General Election.

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