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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.


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    John Labour forgot to stand... They have stood before, but come 5th http://vote-2012.proboards.com/thread/6464/elections-7-8-october. theakes, you are correct about Independents but one suspects that in the...
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    Good news; but what happened to Labour?
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    I've read it and I don't really agree with it. This reluctance to use military force seems to stem from the likes of Neil Quilliam,...
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    Maybe the Welsh party could run the English database?