1. Nick Clegg
The Liberal Democrat leader held his Sheffield Hallam seat with a narrow 2,353 majority over Labour rival Oliver Coppard.
2. Norman Lamb
The health minister held Norfolk North with a 4,043 majority over the Conservatives.
3. John Pugh
Pugh held Southport with a slim 1,322 majority over the Tories.
4. Tom Brake
The deputy Commons leader held Carshalton and Wallington with a 1,510 majority over the Tories.
5. Alistair Carmichael
The Scottish secretary was the only Lib Dem MP who managed to fend off the SNP. He won with a wafer-thin 817 majority in Orkney and Shetland.
6. Tim Farron
Farron, long tipped as a future Lib Dem leader, held Westmorland and Lonsdale with an impressive 8,949 majority over the Tories.
7. Mark Williams
Williams held on to the mid Wales seat of Ceredigion with a 3,067 majority over Plaid Cymru.
8. Greg Mulholland
Mulholland held on to Leeds North West with a 2,907 majority over Labour.
Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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