Chuka Umunna loses seat

Former Labour defector Chuka Umunna has failed in his attempt to win the Cities of London and Westminster seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Mr Umunna increased the Lib Dems’ share of the vote by almost 20 per cent in the central London seat, but fell around 4,000 votes short of overhauling Conservative Vickie Aiken.

The former Streatham MP was the most prominent of the 11 Labour MPs to quit the party in February to form The Independent Group, and then joined Lib Dems after the grouping split after a disastrous showing in the European elections as Change UK.

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