Lembit Opik. Defeated by large right wing swing. Sad and disappointed.
Evan Harris. Worshiped by the science and secular community, he was defeated by a faith peddling Conservative. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries says “Do my eyes and ears deceive me? Has Dr Death really lost his seat ?”
Martin “Tentacles” Linton – gone.
Simon Danczuk. Winning Rochdale for Labour despite bigotgate.
Luciana Berger. “Overwhelmingly crushed the Liberal Democrats”.
Tom Harris – the best blogging MP – retains Glasgow South, with an increased majority.
Nick Lowles is the Man of the Election.
UPDATENothing British says:
“Ironically, the BNP did better in seats where they didn’t focus their resources so heavily, and they could more easily escape the media spotlight. The BNP did far better in Dagenham than Barking, and both Stoke-on-Trent North and South than Central”
i.e. if people actually met BNPers, they were turned off by them. Unsurprising.
Phillipa Stroud. Apparently involved with churches which attempted to ‘cure’ gay people by praying to drive out their ‘demons’. Gone.
Ezter Rantzen. Anti-politics stance. Lost deposit.
Ed Balls. Received a close shave.
Khalid Mahmood. Increased majority.
Sadiq Khan. Yes, he Khan. Good for him!
Salma Yaqoob defeated.
What about Abjol Miah? Looking as if Ali will retake and Fitzpatrick will retain.
UPDATE – Miah humiliated in BG&B. Third place. Labour wins!
Poor Osama Saeed. A huge Labour win.