The 8 (rather dispersed) Lib Dem MPs, mapped by first name

by Stephen Tall on May 19, 2015

Map from the House of Commons research briefing, General Election 2015:

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And here’s the research paper’s blurb on the party’s performance:

Liberal Democrats lost 49 of their previous 57 seats
The Liberal Democrats have eight MPs in the House of Commons, 49 fewer than in 2010. The party is now joint fourth largest in the House
alongside the Democratic Unionist Party.
All eight Liberal Democrat MPs represent seats held by the party in 2010.
49 Liberal Democrat seats were lost to other parties compared to 2010.
27 seats represented by the Liberal Democrats in 2010 are now Conservative, 12 Labour and 10 SNP. Prominent Liberal Democrats to lose their seats include former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable (Twickenham), former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch &
Strathspey), former Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) and former party leader Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Lochaber).
In 2010, of the 46 seats in England and Wales represented by the Liberal Democrats the Conservatives came in second place in 34, Labour in 11 and Plaid Cymru in one. In 2015 the Conservatives took 27 of the 34 Liberal Democrat seats in which they had come second in 2010; the Liberal Democrats held six and Labour took one. Labour took all 11 of the Liberal Democrat seats in which its candidates had come in second place in 2010.
Across Great Britain’s 632 seats, in 2015 Liberal Democrat candidates came in second place in 63 seats, in third place in 36 and fourth in 348.
The party lost its deposit (that is, won 5% or less of the vote) in 341 constituencies, compared to none in 2010.

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