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Friday, 13 December 2019

#GE2019 Read our breakdown of all the major local changes following the election results

Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey could be in line to take over from Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson.

She was one of the biggest casualties of the election.

He's had to take the post as acting leader alongside Baroness Sal Brinton. A formal announcement is expected later.

Locally, there were three swings.

Carshalton and Wallington went from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives, with Elliot Colburn winning by just 629 votes.

Putney went from the Conservatives to Labour, with a 77% turnout for Fleur Anderson.

In Richmond Park, pro-leave Zac Goldsmith lost out to the Liberal Democrat’s Sarah Olney, who held the seat between 2016 and 2017.

There was a 79% turnout there.

Paul Scully comfortably retained the Conservative seat for Sutton and Cheam earlier with a majority of over 8,000, despite Liberal Democrat competition.

Dr Ben Spencer is entering parliament for the first time, representing Runnymede and Weybridge.

The seat was previously held by former Chancellor Philip Hammond, and Dr Spencer has a similar majority to what he had, at around 18,000.

Bell Ribeiro-Addy for Labour takes over in Streatham.

Marsha De Cordova increased her hold over Battersea, taking it from a marginal 2,400 majority to a more comfortable 5,700.

The possible “portillo moment” for Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab didn’t actually come about.

He managed to hang onto his seat in Esher and Walton, despite a surge in tactical voting cutting the Labour vote and boosting the Liberals.

His majority was cut by 84% though, from over 23,000 down to around 2,700.

While Conservative Stephen Hammond managed to hang onto his Wimbledon seat, his lead was slashed down to just 628 votes, with the Liberal Democrats on his heels too.

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