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The MPs who lost their seats...and those staying

The MPs who lost their seats...and those staying

The Conservative party formed a new majority government after an election that saw Jo Swinson lose her Dunbartonshire East seat to the SNP and Jeremy Corbyn issue a promise to step down from his role as leader of the Labour party. 

Closer to home some prominent financial services names were successful in retaining their seats, while others have gone.  

Guy Opperman - pensions minister

Conservative MP Guy Opperman was re-elected in his constituency of Hexham - a position he has held since 2010.

Mr Opperman was reappointed as minister for pensions and financial inclusion by prime minister Boris Johnson in July following a cabinet reshuffle.

He is the second-longest serving pensions minister, behind Sir Steve Webb, now director of policy at Royal London, who was in the role between 2010 and 2015.

Frank Field - work and pensions committee chairman

Chairman of the work and pensions select committee Frank Field has lost his Birkenhead seat after more than four decades as an MP.

Mr Field resigned the Labour party whip in August 2018 citing an "appalling culture" in its ranks and stood in this year's election as a candidate for the Birkenhead Social Justice Party. 

Jack Dromey  - shadow pensions minister

Labour MP Jack Dromey has held his seat in the constituency of Birmingham Erdington, a position for which he has been elected four times.

Mr Dromey has been the shadow minister for work and pensions since January 2018 and upon taking up the seat pledged to champion workers "robbed of their pensions by greedy bosses".

Nicky Morgan - former Treasury committee chairwoman

A familiar face of the financial services industry was missing from this year's general election.

Former chairwoman of the Treasury committee Nicky Morgan announced her decision to step down as an MP in October, citing she intended to spend more time with her family. 

rachel.mortimer@ft.com 

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