The entire Labour health ministerial team, with the exception of Health Secretary Andy Burnham, has been voted out of office.
The Tories ousted three ministers and one ex-minister from their constituency seats:
- Ann Keen, a former health minister, lost her Brentford and Isleworth seat to Mary Macleod by 2,000 votes
- Health Minister Mike O’Brien (pictured) was beaten by Dan Byles in Warwickshire North by 54 votes
- Phil Hope, the Care Services Minister, lost his Corby seat to Louise Bagshawe by almost 2,000 votes
- Gillian Merron, the Public Health Minister, lost her Lincoln seat to Karl McCartney by around 1,000 votes.
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“Yes, and it’s only a pity that Andy Burnham didn’t go also” – Marie, Lancs