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The Liberal Democrats Are Being Wiped Out And They Look Completely Devastated

It's much worse than the party could have imagined.

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The Liberal Democrats had 56 MPs at the start of election night.

But they are expected to only hold a fraction of these by Friday morning. Here are some of the high-profile casualties so far:


Equalities minister Jo Swinson, often touted as a future party leader, lost East Dunbartonshire to the SNP. She had held it since 2005.

Jo Swinson loses East Dunbartonshire to SNP

Energy secretary Ed Davey was roundly beaten by the Tories in Kingston and Surbiton, where he had been MP since 1997.

Ed Davey mp since 1997 has lost Kingston and Surbiton to conservative james berry

Emily Ashton is a senior political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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