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Biggest casualties of the UK election

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Biggest casualties of the UK election
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Below is a list of some of the best-known MPs who have lost their seats in the 2015 UK general election.

Ed Balls , Labour, former Chancellor of the Exchequor

Danny Alexander , Lib Dem, Treasury Secretary

Vince Cable , Lib Dem, Business Secretary

Charles Kennedy , Lib Dem, former party leader

George Galloway , Respect

Mark Reckless , Ukip, a high-profile defector from the Conservative Party

Esther McVey , Conservative, employment minister

Simon Hughes , Lib Dem, deputy party leader

Douglas Alexander , Labour, Labour party campaign chief and shadow foreign secretary

Jim Murphy , Labour, party leader in Scotland