Tag Archives: colin breen

The 7 retiring Lib Dem MPs (and the 7 candidates hoping to replace them)

Seven Lib Dem MPs have announced they’re retiring at this year’s general election. All seven are men: of their replacements, four are women. Here’s the list in full:

John Barrett (LD) – Edinburgh West

Majority: 13,600 (30%) – second safest Lib Dem seat in the UK.
Reason for leaving: to spend more time with his grand-daughters.
Hoping to succeed him: Mike Crockart.

Colin Breed (LD) – South East Cornwall

Majority: 6,507 (13%).
Reason for leaving: not stated.
Hoping to succeed him: Karen Gillard.

David Howarth (LD) – Cambridge

Majority: 5,058 (11%).
Reason for leaving: “to concentrate on my other life, as an academic.”
Hoping to succeed him: Julian Huppert.


Posted in General Election | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , and | 6 Comments

Recent Comments

  • User Avatarwg 26th Oct - 4:03pm
    Parliamentary democracy disappeared when the Lisbon Treaty was foisted upon the UK - if there ever was such a thing.
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 26th Oct - 3:52pm
    @David Raw So, are you implying that you and all the Lib Dems you know have "always campaigned" against a third runway at Heathrow? Perhaps...
  • User AvatarMeg Thomas 26th Oct - 3:29pm
    I am 100% in favour. It will take away the stigma overnight Truly progressive and liberal
  • User AvatarJohn Peters 26th Oct - 3:23pm
    I expect your elected representatives will give Brexit just as much consideration as they did CETA.
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 26th Oct - 3:11pm
    After a Formula 1 race they play the national anthem of the winning driver, often a Brit such as Lewis Hamilton, previously other Brits. I...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 26th Oct - 3:10pm
    Parliament can be just as oppressive and undemocratic as referendums. Parliament doesn't have a divine right, it has the rights we give it and people...